Paul Muldoon’s poetry, suspicious of sanctimony and frankly addicted to puns, dares us to ask: is he serious?
Everybody Hates Don Imus
By FRANK RICH
In the wake of Don Imus’s racist and sexist comments, there’s been an astounding display of hypocrisy, sanctimony and self-congratulation from all sides.
Feigned piety or righteousness; hypocritical devoutness or high-mindedness.
[Obsolete French sanctimonie, from Latin sānctimōnia, sacredness, from sānctus, holy. See sanctify.]