Obama idolater to teach 'humility'

Thomas Lifson
David Brooks is a New York Times columnist, an occupation not much noted for the quality of humility. But Brooks has known humiliation first hand. He was the first prominent conservative (as he was known at the time, in fact the Times' resident token conservative) to sacrifice his credibility on the altar of Obama worship. He will forever best known for these words, written upon encountering then-Senator Obama for the first time:

"I remember distinctly an image of--we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant, and I'm thinking, a) he's going to be president and b) he'll be a very good president."

So perhaps he has learned something about humility (though I doubt it). Joe Coscarelli of New York Magazine reports:

Star New York Times columnist and Jay-Z enthusiast David Brooks is taking his talents to New Haven. The Yale Herald's Bullblog noticed that every liberals' "favorite conservative" will be teaching a class in the spring titled just plain "Humility." According to its description, the course promises to explore "The premise that human beings are blessed with many talents but are also burdened by sinfulness, ignorance, and weakness," as demonstrated by men such as Moses, Homer, and "others," like maybe Paul Krugman. "I taught at Yale about six or seven years ago and at Duke since and really enjoyed it," Brooks told Intelligencer, "so I was pleased to be able to do it again. I'm going to commute up Mondays and Tuesdays each week."

I'll give Brooks credit for picking a spot where humility is desperately needed. I only hope he dedicates a lecture to the topic of presidential humility. If he has done any soul-searching since making himself a laughingstock over Obama, he might have some interesting things to say. But I am an optimist. Glenn Reynolds  sardonically observes, "Irony is dead"

Hat tip: Instapundit

 

David Brooks is a New York Times columnist, an occupation not much noted for the quality of humility. But Brooks has known humiliation first hand. He was the first prominent conservative (as he was known at the time, in fact the Times' resident token conservative) to sacrifice his credibility on the altar of Obama worship. He will forever best known for these words, written upon encountering then-Senator Obama for the first time:

"I remember distinctly an image of--we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant, and I'm thinking, a) he's going to be president and b) he'll be a very good president."

So perhaps he has learned something about humility (though I doubt it). Joe Coscarelli of New York Magazine reports:

Star New York Times columnist and Jay-Z enthusiast David Brooks is taking his talents to New Haven. The Yale Herald's Bullblog noticed that every liberals' "favorite conservative" will be teaching a class in the spring titled just plain "Humility." According to its description, the course promises to explore "The premise that human beings are blessed with many talents but are also burdened by sinfulness, ignorance, and weakness," as demonstrated by men such as Moses, Homer, and "others," like maybe Paul Krugman. "I taught at Yale about six or seven years ago and at Duke since and really enjoyed it," Brooks told Intelligencer, "so I was pleased to be able to do it again. I'm going to commute up Mondays and Tuesdays each week."

I'll give Brooks credit for picking a spot where humility is desperately needed. I only hope he dedicates a lecture to the topic of presidential humility. If he has done any soul-searching since making himself a laughingstock over Obama, he might have some interesting things to say. But I am an optimist. Glenn Reynolds  sardonically observes, "Irony is dead"

Hat tip: Instapundit