"When faced with a problem you do not understand,
do any part of it you do understand; then look at it again."
~(Robert A. Heinlein - "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress")

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Friday, April 13, 2012

"They say a snake bit her once ...

... and died."

I thought of that line when Democratic “strategist” and DNC adviser Hilary Rosen attacked Mitt Romney's wife Ann with “Guess what, she's actually never worked a day in her life.” (Ann Romney is a mother who has raised five kids. How many of you mothers appreciate the notion of that not being real work? I thought so.)

Problem is, to use that line in reference to Rosen gives her way too much credit.

It's from the the BBC mini-series I, Claudius (1976), in which Tiberius was speaking of his perpetually scheming mother Livia.

But Livia Drusilla (or Livia Augusta, as she was wife to Emperor Caesar Augustus), played by the absolutely mesmerizing Siân Phillips, is infinitely more interesting than Hilary Rosen could ever dream of being, and might even be someone you would like to meet (provided you survived the experience).
Siân Phillips as Livia    -    from www.themakeupgallery.info
From what I can glean, Siân is the Welsh form of Jane, and
 is pronounced "Shan" -- with a short a sound (as in Ann)
(19 Apr 2012 - I love that photo; a combination of
majestic beauty and Medusa. I suspect that Livia
could hold that expression while watching you
being disemboweled, probably by her order.)

Bringing up the example of "I, Claudius" only demonstrates how shallow and empty the current crop of political connivers are.

To Ms. Rosen, and to the rest of the vipers in The One's re-election campaign: You could do far worse than to study "I, Claudius", to see how it's really done.

But you are, and will remain, just a pathetic bunch of wannabes. This post is fading fast because not one of you is truly worth the effort.


Foxfier said...

Short for of what I think about Rosen:
Standard issue spit-on-everything-I-disagree-with liberal.

Booger to her.

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