Steyn on “Two Hips” Bolton

Oh, you must read this, because it is just too delicious – Mark Steyn points out just what asses these Senate Democrats are making of themselves as they wring their hands over John Bolton’s nomination as Ambassador to the UN.

Guess what, according to testimony given by a grown man and received by a grown woman, Bolton is scary because…the man got angry and put his hands on his hips!

Ohhhhhhh, scary, intimidating body language! Mommmmeeeeeeee, I scared!

From the shockingly brutal testimony of Thomas Fingar, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Intelligence Research:

Q: Could you characterize your meeting with Bolton? Was he calm?

Fingar: No, he was angry. He was standing up.

Q: Did he raise his voice to you? Did he point his finger in your face?

Fingar: I don’t remember if he pointed. John speaks in such a low voice normally. Was it louder than normal? Probably. I wouldn’t characterize it as screaming at me or anything like that. It was more, hands on hips, the body language as I recall it, I knew he was mad.

Says Mark Steyn:

He was ”standing up” with ”hands on hips”! Who’s he think he is — Carmen Miranda? Fortunately, before Bolton could let rip with a ”pursed lip” or escalate to the lethal ”tsk-ing” maneuver, Fingar was able to back cautiously out of the room and call the FBI anger management team, who surrounded the building and told the deranged diplomat to come out slowly with his hands above his hips.

My heart wants to copy the whole thing for you, but my head says no. Do yourself a favor and go read the thing, but keep the coffee or teacup away from your mouth as you do!

Oh, and on a not-completely-unrelated topic, it seems the era of the metrosexual is over, and women want manly-men, not girlie-men, once more. About time. That new, ultra-sensitive, kind over sickeningly feminized new “BRAWNY” guy on the paper towel commercial was making me sick.

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  • Wanda

    Mark Steyn is my all-time favourite! How idiotic can people get – a U.S. Senator blustering about anger management because Bolton chewed out an incompetent subordinate. “He put his left hand in! He put his left hip out! In, out, in, out, he shook them all about!” I guess next we’ll be hearing complaints that “He gave me such a *look* when I came in 45 minutes late!”

  • Lorie Byrd

    Steyn and I must have been on the same wavelength with the dance thing. Actually, I think I first got the idea from Rich Lowrey at The Corner. Anyhow, I did something similar in the title to my post on this subject.

  • Therese Z

    Thank you for mentioning the Brawny guy with the paper towels and the puppy. That commercial gives me the cuh-reeps, and I am not sure why.

    It’s way past “boy toy” and heading toward “pet.” The insinuating voiceover doesn’t help. I am starting to actually turn away from the screen and pick at my hangnails every time that commercial comes on.

  • newton

    Praise Heavens! Real men are back! I was getting so sick and tired of the “girlie men”!

  • susanna

    Ohhhh the Brawny man…ewww!! What it looks like to me is some snotty little Fifth Avenue type’s idea of what middle America women want – someone who’s seen a few too many romance novel covers without reading the novel or talking to the women they want to sell paper towels to. The Brawny guy is very creepy, and looks like a player to me. I always mute the sound and look away when the commercial comes on. Or switch it to HGTV.

    Mark Steyn, OTOH, rocks. I wonder what paper towels he uses…

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