Thursday, December 20, 2007

Word of the Day: "Huckenfreude"

Defined by Ross Douthat as:

Huckenfreude (n): Pleasure derived from the outrage of prominent conservative pundits over the rising poll numbers of Mike Huckabee. Particularly sharp when the pundits in question are partisans of Rudy Giuliani, but extends to supporters of Mitt Romney as well. Usually experienced by evangelicals, crunchy cons, populists, and other un-airbrushed elements of the conservative coalition.

Then there's Rich Lowry of the National Review with Huckacide (via Ariana Huffington):

This is when a national party commits suicide by nominating an "under-vetted former governor who is manifestly unprepared to be president of the United States."


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