Peggy Noonan Goes to Wyoming and Rides a Horse

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Good lord, she’s parodying herself now.

Tenderfoot doesn’t really like to be in a place where there aren’t a lot of . . . witnesses. She’s from the city and knows the canyons of downtown, the watering holes of the theater district. She knows her Brooklyn, her Long Island, her Jersey, is a walker in the city and a lost rube in the country. She is here because she loves her friends and will go far to see them. She does have a relationship with the American West and does in fact love it, but it is the West as mediated by John Ford, Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry. She doesn’t really know the real one.

She refers to herself in the third person as Tenderfoot throughout. You’ll need a drink to read the entire article.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead and MPS unindicted co-conspirator AxelGrease for the illustration)

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7 Responses to Peggy Noonan Goes to Wyoming and Rides a Horse

  1. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© says:

    Ha! That’s one heck of an illustration.
    ~

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  2. She does have a relationship with the American West and does in fact love it, but it is the West as mediated by John Ford, Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry.

    Booze Meridian

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  3. bearsense says:

    I got to the part that said “Tetons” and quit (well, not gonna pay to read it in Rupert’s Rag for the Rich) …… Jackson Hole isn’t really “the West” at least not any longer. Just become the Hamptons with mountains. A shame.

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    • tengrain says:

      The secret is to google the title of the article (American Diversity and the Wild West) and you go right past the paywall. Been doing it for years. (Oh, I also turn it to Private Browsing so WSJ cannot drop a cookie.)

      Rgds,

      TG

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  4. You are good, Ten. As for the Nooner, when will they finally kick her to the curb? I assume they have to pay her, even if it’s in fifths it must add up (particularly if it’s in fifths).

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  5. JerryB says:

    It’s the semi detached utterances of the demi-goddess.

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