As some readers may remember, Wonkette periodically offers a “Decoding the Note” service, wherein we unscramble the onanistic self-references of Washington’s most insufferable political tipsheet so that civilians can also appreciate their insidery tediousness. Today, however, we admit that we’re stumped:
* A SMART SUGARLAND MOVE BY BEGALA, per the Washington Post: “Adults With Wisdom Teeth Often Develop Gum Disease.” (That one is an inside joke intelligible to precisely seven Note readers.) LINK
Wow, seven people, eh? Do the seven people on the masthead count? In any case, we defer to the hive mind of the Wonkette readership on this one, though we’re completely willing to make up a backstory if the real one can’t be found. Some conjectures so far:
• Paul Begala is very smart (has “wisdom”) and also has gum disease, thus proving he is an adult.
• Paul Begala chews a lot of “gum” but doesn’t have his wisdom teeth; he thinks adulthood is a disease.
• Paul Begala is from Sugarland (has a “sweet tooth”?) and “flaps his gums” a lot but lacks his wisdom teeth, therefore he will not get a disease.
• There is no inside joke, the entire point of the sentence to imply the people at the Note know more than you do.