I usually give David Brooks more credit than many of my peers because I think he’s pretty insightful and funny – however, this is not the case where anything remotely relevant is concerned – i.e. I like his posts about our behavior at the beach but not about elections.
This morning he spits out this latest piece of douchebaggery:
Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos of ABC News are taking a lot of heat for spending so much time asking about Jeremiah Wright and the “bitter” comments. But the fact is that voters want a president who basically shares their values and life experiences. Fairly or not, they look at symbols like Michael Dukakis in a tank, John Kerry’s windsurfing or John Edwards’s haircut as clues about shared values.
Would someone (with a bigger mouthpiece than me) tell him that voters care about nonsense like that because people like David Brooks keep talking about how important it is?
By the way, Obama’s response to that stupid fucking flag pin question should’ve been something about how wearing a flag pin doesn’t make someone any more patriotic than someone who doesn’t, much like how Charles Gibson’s glasses, regardless of what they may symbolize, can’t hide the fact that he has the intelligence of a gopher for asking such a dumb question.
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