Owning wit

David Taylor, Guardian US deputy news editor:

In one deft performance the top Democrat in the House owned the president, having faced down Republicans’ scare tactics and attacks from her own side

Pelosi walked out of the White House into brilliant sunshine in sunglasses and a fiery red coat looking triumphant and returned to Capitol Hill to make jokes about Trump’s manhood and utter the memorable description: “It goes to show you: you get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you.”

The confrontation showed that Pelosi can outwit Trump.

Taylor’s piece seems to have been written without irony.


I’m continuing to enjoy Wer wir sein könnten. This week Die Zeit has a piece on Habeck with the lead:

In diesem Jahr haben sich viele gefragt, was den Grünen Robert Habeck von anderen Politikern unterscheidet. Die Antwort könnte lauten: Er hat Literatur studiert.

I found this witty.

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