Irish America's best journalists
"These bastards who run our country are a bunch of conniving, thieving, smug pricks who need to be brought down and removed and replaced with a whole new system that we control".
"There's a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them. People are easily manipulated."
"Having been bumped from Larry King last night for Paris Hilton, I am beginning to take things personally. The priorities in this country are seriously askew."
9. Peggy Noonan
Peggy Noonan is a Wall Street Journal columnist. Her grandfather came from Co. Donegal. Noonan was a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and has also worked for George W. Bush. In the last presidential election, she hit the headlines for her devastating – and many would agree, spot on the money – criticism of Sarah Palin.
On the Irish:
The Irish are often nervous about having the appropriate face for the occasion. They have to be happy at weddings, which is a strain, so they get depressed; they have to be sad at funerals, which is easy, so they get happy.
On Sarah Palin:
"She is a real and present danger to the American left, and to the Obama candidacy."
And later on Sarah Palin:
"The most qualified? No! I think they went for this -- excuse me-- political bullshit about narratives."
The Irish-American host of MSNBC’s hardball has said in an interview with the Irish Echo that he is “three-quarters Irish”, adding that on his mother’s side, there are Irish families -- the Conroys and the Quinlans, and that a grandmother on his father’s side was a Northern Irish Presbyterian, from the seaside town of Portrush, in Co. Antrim.
On the Iraq war:
"And on the war, I think my numbers would be a lot higher if I were out there beating the drum for this war. In fact, I don't think it, I know it. But I can't be for the war."
"We've always had a dual role in the region - friend of Israel, and honest broker. We've given up the honest broker role completely."
"I have been a voice out there against this bullshit war from the beginning."
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