October 23, 2010

A late night Drudgtaposition.

It's all in the hands:



What is Drudge trying to say about Janet Napolitano?

53 comments:

deborah said...

You are so stubborn.

deborah said...

Leave Big Sis out of this. And careful...the eye wanders directly to your pic ;)

deborah said...

omg I just got it.

Almost Ali said...

omg I just got it.

What?

Maguro said...

Drudge is saying that Janet Napolitano is the light of Sarah Palin's life.

Or maybe he's saying that Janet's a little um...challenged.

Pretty sure it's one of those two.

Ralph L said...

One can't help but think of her barren womb.

Chase said...

Why did she write such a long article about something so uninteresting?

And which models will actually finish reading it?

edutcher said...

Maybe that Big Sis has nothing left and Miss Sarah is just starting her life.

EDH said...

Napolitano likes squeezing boobies?

Curtiss said...

Trig and his Mom are in Arizona campaigning and talking about border security while Janet is at JFK installing booty security.

deborah said...

Ali, you can see it better if you click to the site. If I'm correct, it's dirty pool.

What am I, 90?

Irene said...

Ouch.

Synova said...

You know... I really don't believe it's on purpose.

But wow... if it was on purpose that is just... almost naughty enough to be the sort of funny where you actually feel guilty when you laugh.

Clyde said...

@ Ralph L

You never know if it was really barren if nobody ever planted any seed there. So to speak.

peter hoh said...

Has this got something to do with the Brett Favre photo flap?

deborah said...

I hope not.

Tora said...

To me: lots of messages here to digest in multitudes of levels and directions. About Drudge personally, his intentions, and our musings, of course. Thanks for putting us on to your insights to his photos on his site. I will become more attentive.

Jim_J said...

Janet Napolitano is from Arizona. Where was she vacationing last Christmas when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up the Northwest Airlines plane?

Arty said...

I don't get it. Picture of a cheerful-looking attractive mother and some guy in womens clothes. Is there some significance I'm missing?

Severely Ltd. said...

Deborah (or Ann)---I'm lost here, and not because my mind can't dredge the gutter as well as the next fellow--just ask my wife--but I don't get it. How about some explicit enlightenment, ladies.

Apostrophe said...

maybe she's carrying both of them

thom_pharmakis said...

Trig and Big Sis are making the same gesture.

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Buddy Larsen said...

The pix -- Palin and Althouse with Big Sis amid is a fresh homebaked bread asphalt shingle sandwich --

Buddy Larsen said...

i think we all owe Obama & Michelle a great big thanks for giving the world a great throwback-to-smarter-times wholesome and patriotic American couple: Sarah Palin & Glenn Beck.

Michael said...

No one needs a point of reference to fully grasp Janet Napolitano's homliness.

iqvoice said...

It's the hands... If Drudge did this one purpose, he's a lot more awesome/evil than I thought.

michaele said...

Damn Althouse for inviting me to open the door to this observation...Janet's open mouth and flaccid dropped jaw with the splayed open fingers in her hand gesture make her look more mentally challenged than Trig. Trig looks sweetly joyful and energetic.

HawgGuy said...

Janet reminds me of Darth Sidious, I expect lightning bolts to fly off her fingers at any moment.

Tom Armstrong said...

That's a reach... and speaking of reaches, the captcha phrase I have to type in before I hit submit for this very comment is "suctuffl". I wonder what Ann means by that?

FormerTucsonan said...

Q: What is Drudge trying to say about Janet Napolitano?

A: This ought to get Althouse worked up!

Arty said...

Good catch and poignant too. My sense of the sublime isn't nuanced enough to pick up on that. However if the pictures were transposed and there was a caption and someone slapped me upside the head and drew a diaphragm for me, I would have been the first to make the connection.

Salt Lick said...

What is Drudge trying to say about Janet Napolitano?

What Rahm said?

John said...

and what's with the picture of Biden on Drudge? He looks really horrible. At first I was sure it was someone in a Biden Halloween mask. A cheap one.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20101023/capt.c330afe7303946ab8dbfb8700c78b74b-c330afe7303946ab8dbfb8700c78b74b-0.jpg?x=236&y=345&q=85&sig=xE.0BnQYKeT9dZq20k2jsA--

Of course he was saying that the Repos were spending $200 billion on the campaign this year. He even said it twice. So maybe this is just Drudge pointing out how stupid he is.

Biden for Sec State!

Hilary for VP!

Obama for the scrap heap of history.

John Henry

Trooper York said...

What a happy baby. He looks like he is loved. God bless him.

Buddy Larsen said...

Of course little Trig is happy and loved --look what he's got for a momma! Handicapped my eye --

Trochilus said...

At 10:05 on 10/24 John Henry asked, "and what's with the picture of Biden on Drudge?"

The answer appears to be that Vice President Joe Biden and Hollywood's own Jack Nicholson have somehow been involved a contest to see who can best mimic Jack Nicholson in his famous Batman movie role as "The Joker."

Biden wins . . . hands down!

And without any appreciable makeup!

Zoltan Mostanyi said...

OK, I'm as dense as some others here claim for themselves, perhaps more so. So I'm going to attempt a read on what Althouse is seeing:

She says it's all in the hands (actually Kemal Khan says "It's all in the wrist.", but hands it is here). And she crops the Palin family picture to show Trig's hands. So Althouse invites attention to two pairs of hands, four total.

And she says Drudge's comment is about SecDHS, not the Palin family.

Both pairs are splayed as if they are used to holding something pear-shaped, and working it. That would be breasts, Sarah's for Trig and who know whose for SecDHS. Drudge is saying SecDHS is queer.

If that conclusion is accurate, I cannot see that what Drudge has done here is evil. Evil is having intent to harm. Drudge is making a subtle statement of fact. His intent in making the statement would have to be determined as evil, typically via its results and his history, before his statement could be.

In any case, it is safe to say that normal people, viewing a picture of this SecDHS, any such, assess her appearance as homely by way of deliberate de-emphasis of femininity.

Trig on the other hand knows a mother's love and radiates the same. Life is about love -- not sex, love. One picture shows love the other a white-washed tomb. Ultimately, I feel, that is Drudge's point: it's all in the love.

That is, after observing this SecDHS, Drudge is trying to say something about the Palins.

s said...

But Big Janet II has never been to Mongolia, has she?

Trochilus said...

Is Trig not clapping?

That's what appears to me to be going on.

Janet Napolitano, on the other hand, has assumed a very defensive posture . . . and, at least insofar as the story accompanying the photo suggests, that was entirely understandable on her part! Heh!

She had apparently been asked at the presser at JFK if she would personally volunteer to go through the full body scanner, to which query she defensively declined -- leaving it to the "volunteers!"

Not hard to understand why, given the fact that at least one "test image" of a TSA scan had become a subject of co-worker ridicule, leading to a violent confrontation!

So, of course that question stepped all over her message, which was that the "chalky, naked X-ray images" could NOT possibly be associated with an individual at the gate.

Oh sure!

Here was her quote, from the story:

"Those who read the images are not actually physically at the gate, so they cannot associate an image with an individual person at all," she said.

But . . . as we are repeatedly reminded by a "certain part of the anatomy" commercial . . . size matters!

Trooper York said...

It is God's mercy that Trig doesn't realize how many of Janet's friends wish he were aborted.

Instead he is loved and it drives them crazy.

DaveS said...

Why can't it just be that he is juxtaposing a picture of a gesturing Big Sis next to a picture of an infant making the same gesture? All of this stuff about Down Syndrome is unnecessary to infer an intentionally mischievous juxtaposition.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Quick, someone tell Andrew Sullivan- We've figured out who Trig's real mother is!

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Ralph L said...

One can't help but think of her barren womb.

I was doing just fine not thinking about it until you brought the subject up. Thanks a lot.

Ralph L said...

someone slapped me upside the head and drew a diaphragm for me, I would have been the first to make the connection.

Diaphragms, drawn or undrawn, are not effective against STDs, so don't make the connection.

deborah said...

Former Tucsonan:
"Q: What is Drudge trying to say about Janet Napolitano?

A: This ought to get Althouse worked up!"

lol Which begs the question, which came first Althouse's observations or Drudges picture manipulations?

traditionalguy said...

Janet is in charge of the Agency that Obama says that he wants to arrest wing nuts as threats to Obama's tyranny. That civilian force will then carry out Cleansing of all retarded children to protect us from their medical care costs. That was the gauntlet that was thrown down by Momma Palin's facebook post 14 months ago. Who will win....stay tuned.

Trooper York said...

When I was growing up in the sixties in Carroll Gardens we had a girl that was in our age group who lived around the corner who had Downs syndrome. Contrary to the canards spread by so many, she was one of the most protected and looked after kids in the neighborhood. If any asshole tried to treat her badly or call her a "retard" well they would catch a beating. Not least from their own father or mother or aunt or uncle. But definitely someone would throw them a good one.

She always followed dutifully behind her mom when she went shopping and delighted in getting a slice of cheese or cold cuts when they shopped at the salumeria or a pastry or cookie at the pastry store.

She was a gentle and loving soul who touched many people and influenced many in their opinions about people with Downs.

She died young around 1986 and her funeral was attended by many people not in her family.

She was loved. Not just by her family. She brought them joy. It was a tough cross to bear sometimes but her mama did it without a whimper or complaint. But she taught many people a lot. As did her mom. They certainly taught me a lot.

Today's Gospel was about the Pharisee and the tax collector. How the exalted would be humbled and the humble would be exalted.

Please bear that in mind the next time you feel the urge to take a shot at this child.

He is loved.

deborah said...

Troop, I went to Mass this last Easter (I'm an agnostic) with my sister and her family. A young girl with DS, about 16 years-old, read one of the Bible passages. It was so sweet.

I know Althouse was just observing a Drudgism from an analytical viewpoint, and wasn't belittling Trig (I got caught up, also, obviously) but I do think Trig should be completely off limits by Drudge with such games.

Trooper York said...

I agree Deborah.

He seems like a sweet kid. I know you can't tell anything from a photo but I just wish we might be more humble.

Of course I include myself in that most of all.

Trooper York said...

I don't know what Drudge is doing ... I don't know if any of us can...but I am a little uneasy.

Buddy Larsen said...

Re Big Sis, do any of Obama's women hires, assigns, or nominees have any of that 'children' gutcheck commitments to the future? From czarinas to cabinet to staff to supreme justices? Maybe Kathleen Sebaceouscyst @ HHS, but i dunno.

Only reason to wonder is that thing their head braintrusters (the deep environmentalists whom you cannot imagine laughingly whitewater rafting down a fast river in the wilderness) keep talking about, that New Age with humanity reduced to the half billion Eloi.

And, you know, what exactly IS this guy up to?

gus3 said...

As I see it laid out, Napolitano is in the middle, with Palin to her right and Althouse to her left. And neither Palin nor Althouse are looking towards Napolitano.

What are you trying to suggest, Ann?

wv: lasiti: what DHS wants to see on you in their machine-y