Helen Thomas Gets Back under Her Bridge


 

The Potomac Troll Heads Back to the Bridge

The White House Press Corps front row seat is finally vacated.  89-year-old Potomac River Troll Helen Thomas has retired to her bridge from whence she came after decades of hissing at White House press secretaries and one last hurrah, snarling anti-Semitic remarks toward Israel, insisting Jews do not originate from the Middle East, but derive ancestrally from Europe and Palestinians own Israel.

Helen darling, trolls originate from Scandinavian mythology, so you should get the hell out of D.C. and back to the land of the Norse.

Many view Thomas as a mouthy old hag, the left however adore her and mourn the retirement of their “trailblazing” troll. 

The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel proclaimed:

“Columnist Helen Thomas, a trailblazer for women journalists and one of the few in the White House press corps who courageously questioned President Bush and other officials in his administration on war, torture and U.S. policy toward Israel…It is a sad ending to a legendary career…”

As what; the White House’s anti-Semitic gargoyle?

Daily Kos reporter Lawrence A. Welsh, describes Thomas as

“the greatest White House correspondent of all time,” insisting “One must view Helen Thomas’ comment in…context…She is of Lebanese heritage and understands well the Palestinian perspective on Israel.”

Thank heavens for that explanation!  I thought the old hag was simply anti-Semitic.

Anna Clarke of Salon.com insists Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Howard Stern have all made “…despicable comments [and]…None of these voices seem to fear a forced retirement,” because they are young and male.

Politics Daily Carl M. Cannon dislikes Helen’s anti-Semitic remarks, but wonders if Helen’s age made her do it:

“Is the aging process…a rationale for what she said…she will turn 90 on August 4…One of the common symptoms of aging is a loss of cognitive ability that [makes people say] socially inappropriate [things].”

Basically if you’re a decrepit left-wing nuisance, you’re absolved of your life-long, “inappropriate,” “perspective” of hatred of Jews, because leftists worship anti-Semites—unless they’re 100 year-old Dixiecrats.

After decades of looking and listening to Helen Thomas hiss at White House press secretaries, I wonder if all Americans will be glad to see her leave or miss those daily installments of the White House version of Lord of the Rings.

The Potomac River Troll however can always find work at Sci/Fi conventions where trolls are always in popular demand.