Monday, August 4, 2008

Alli is in the Jane Austen book club!

I'm almost positive Alli read Maureen Dowd's op-ed this Sunday and was confused because she didn't think Mr. Darcy was black (she has seen Bridget Jones Diary about a billion times and is almost positive of this).
Never the less:
Like the leading man of Jane Austen and Bridget Jones, Obama can, as Austen wrote, draw “the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien. ...he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company, and above being pleased.”

The master of Pemberley “had yet to learn to be laught at,” and this sometimes caused “a deeper shade of hauteur” to “overspread his features.”

The New Hampshire debate incident in which Obama condescendingly said, “You’re likable enough, Hillary,” was reminiscent of that early scene in “Pride and Prejudice” when Darcy coldly refuses to dance with Elizabeth Bennet, noting, “She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me.”

Ugh, there is nothing sadder than a Jane Austen fan that bills herself as a feminist but then secretly fantasizes about "Taming of the Shrew"(10 Things I Hate about you) and Pride and Prejudice . If you want a guy to yell at you, fine. But don't pretend like being snubbed by Colin Firth or Barack Obama makes you some sort of modern woman.

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