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The Unbearable Lightness of Marianne
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Marianne, we hardly knew ye. Just as well, I guess. My only concern is who will Shirley MacLaine vote for now. La Williamson’s departure was inevitable, of course. Mars is out of line with the Moon, and Venus is very bright.

“Even little children love Marianne,” the song instructs us. But apparently she’s too goofy even for Democrat primary voters. And this is the same lot that twice elected a guy who had never held a real job until he landed at 1600. And one of this year’s and 2016’s high flyers not only has yet to hold a legitimate job but has never once in his long life combed his hair.

I guess Marianne will return to her tenured position at Hogwarts, where she conducts a popular seminar in gauzy, high-blown, and meaning-free generalities. (Don’t think so? Check out her quotes online.) We just weren’t ready for Marianne, a woman of hidden shallows, well ahead of her times, or anyone else’s, come to that.

Our Nic Rowan pays a fond if tongue-in-cheek farewell to Marianne in Saturday’s edition. Well said, though I’ll pick a nit with his observation that, “Marianne Williamson still didn’t make it to the Iowa caucus before reality got the best of her.” This is the first and almost certainly the last time Marianne Williamson’s name will appear in the same sentence with the word “reality.” On the available evidence, reality will never lay a glove on Marianne. She did indeed send a note saying she is “suspending” her campaign to her supporters. Both of them. As these two will no longer be working in the Marianne for president campaign office (located in a broom closet in a Motel 6 in Keokuk), they can go back to watching Oprah in the afternoon.

Quite right, Nic, that Williamson’s was “this cycle’s zaniest presidential run.” And this is saying quite a bit considering she appeared in the goofy lineup including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, and a host of others who only appear less than totally daft when compared to these first three. It’s a testimony to how far the Democrat Party has slid to the bat-guano Left, and what a tenuous grip the party has on what remains of reality. Walter Mondale, Hubert Humphrey, Scoop Jackson, and JFK’s Democrat Party would have laughed this entire crew off the stage and made them sit at the children’s table where they belong.

Larry Thornberry
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Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.
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