by Damozel | Peggy Noonan is one of the many successful middle-aged women who are seemingly obsessed with Hillary Clinton, gloat upon her failures, and triumphantly anticipate her downfall. Why? I don't know. As a middle-aged woman myself, I bear Hill no ill will (okay, sorry). But perhaps this is because Hillary is too far out of my league to be a threat.
If I had climbed to the top of my---or any---tree, would I view her differently, i.e., in the manner of Noonan and, say, Maureen Dowd? One's own ascendency might seem a little less unique if, looking up, one saw Hillary climbing away out of sight. And we all know from high school that the worst rivals are the ones we despise. So it's no surprise to see Noonan taking immense pleasure in Hillary's setbacks.