Peggy Noonan is a very weird lady. Noonan wrote a column scolding liberals and liberal Catholics for having the temerity to hold an opinion that differs from Peggy Noonan’s on the next Pope. For your enjoyment, an excerpt:
I once read an account of Anne Boleyn’s death. In the moments after she was beheaded her head was held aloft by her executioner, to show the crowd. Her nervous system was shocked, her neurons misfired, her head didn’t know it was severed from her neck. Her eyes blinked, her mouth moved crazily. Those critics who go on TV now to tear down what they don’t even understand: they are removed and unknowing. They are Anne Boleyn’s head.
Well, that’s an interesting characterization. I guess comparing us to Hitler no longer had the desired shock value.
Now that it appears Anne Boleyn’s zombie head has prevailed, maybe Nooners will shut her own yap.
Also, be warned: I have claimed Anne Boleyn’s Head as the name of my all-female punk rock band.