2010 Pulitzer winner for commentary? Kathleen Parker, of course

posted at 6:36 pm on April 12, 2010 by Allahpundit

This year it’s KP, next year it’s Frum, 2011 it’ll be Christo Buckley, and the year after that — well, let’s just say I wouldn’t bet against Meggie Mac.

Commentary Citation | Awarded to Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post for her perceptive, often witty columns on an array of political and moral issues, gracefully sharing the experiences and values that lead her to unpredictable conclusions.

Says Matt Welch:

[This] once again proves the axioms that A) noisily changing teams is almost always good short-term career advice in the commentariat, especially if B) you change from Team Red to Team Blue (or at least from Team Red to criticizing Team Red), and if C) that change just so happens to coincide with a shift in the overall political zietgeist. As or more imporantly, however, there’s D): turncoats are often at their most interesting and energetic early on during the Change.

Yeah. I link practically every column Parker writes in Headlines, partly because I know the Palinistas will enjoy throwing tomatoes at it but also because it’s something different from the usual fare. Same with why CK MacLeod’s posts get promoted from the Greenroom even though I know most of you disagree with them. A change of pace keeps the blog from getting boring; witness the length of the comment thread to CK’s last one. None of this should be taken as an omnibus apologia for Parker, mind you: Her habit of emulating the worst elements of Dowd’s style is endlessly irritating and the depths to which she’s willing to sink to cast aspersions on Palin fans are appalling. But if you can put the Sarahcuda stuff aside — which is a big if — then, yes, the Pulitzer board could have done worse. Dowd has a Pulitzer, for cripes sake.

Oh, more good news: Remember that “Learn to Speak Teabag” cartoon at NPR that had the righty ‘sphere in a rage? Surprise.


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When I think of Pulitzer, I think of some woman having sex with a trumpet.

Blake on April 12, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Hey! Dixie Carter died. :(

Blake on April 12, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Blake on April 12, 2010 at 9:17 PM

I know, it is very sad. Have you ever seen Hal Holbrook in his one man show as Mark Twain? It’s very good.

Cindy Munford on April 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM

You can give a Pulitzer Prize to an idiot, but that doesn’t train them out of being an idiot, it just makes them an idiot with a Pulitzer Prize, ten times as dangerous.

MB4 on April 12, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Cynthia Tucker won a Pulitzer. ‘Nuff said. The Pulitzers, Oscars, Grammys, Nobel Peace prizes…all irrelevant.

ddrintn on April 12, 2010 at 10:09 PM

I link practically every column Parker writes…because I know the…the length of the comment thread…is endlessly irritating…to…Palin fans

FIFY

Knott Buyinit on April 12, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Cynthia Tucker won a Pulitzer. ‘Nuff said. The Pulitzers, Oscars, Grammys, Nobel Peace prizes…all irrelevant.

ddrintn on April 12, 2010 at 10:09 PM
So true.

mobydutch on April 12, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Another Pullet, Sir prize — the keep f*cking that chicken awards.

GnuBreed on April 12, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Chatty Kathy should send a thank-you note to Gov. Palin. Without her incessant whining about and criticism of Sarah (and Christians in general), she would not have won this award.

NebCon on April 12, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Jesus.

The Downfall Parody cannot be made too quickly about this award.

Poor Hitler. He will be upset. Won’t be a good time in the Bunker tonight.

victor82 on April 12, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Who owns the media?

They elevate anyone who attacks Christians. There is nothing new under the sun.

True_King on April 12, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Same with why CK MacLeod’s posts get promoted from the Greenroom even though I know most of you disagree with them. A change of pace keeps the blog from getting boring; witness the length of the comment thread to CK’s last one.

who the hell do you think you are, Skinner at DU??
‘monkey pull lever get banana’?
If most of your readership here wants to be riled up, all they need do is view almost ANY other media / blog. But to deliberately have it foisted upon them here for nothing more than sh*tstirring? That’s low.

rayra on April 13, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Here’s we are, all dancing electron-pawns for AP’s Puckish delight.

rayra on April 13, 2010 at 12:17 AM

There is nothing new under the sun.

True_King on April 12, 2010 at 11:39 PM

No, there isn’t.

spmat on April 13, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Perusing the wisdom displayed on that page is pretty entertaining.

My Favorite, “An American Triumph at Oslo”.

The speech was a signal moment in the evolution and maturation of Obama from ambivalent aspirant to reluctant leader.
Rising to the occasion, he managed to redeem himself at a low point in his popularity by reminding Americans of what is best about themselves.

Too bad his popularity has continued to decline even after he helped us achieve the best America can be.

What a hack.

rcl on April 13, 2010 at 12:57 AM

Same with why CK MacLeod’s posts get promoted from the Greenroom even though I know most of you disagree with them. A change of pace keeps the blog from getting boring; witness the length of the comment thread to CK’s last one.

So it’s true – you post b.s. with the goal of attracting a lot of posts.

disa on April 13, 2010 at 6:55 AM

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