David Brooks Isn't a 'Sap', He's a Moron

It might be that case that David Brooks penned his column yesterday weeping uncontrollably while wearing his best red wig to help him get into character for the most comically bad Maureen Dowd imitation of the year. He writes, intoning like the 16-year old blond cheerleader jilted by the quarterback in favor of the mysterious brunette who just moved into town: Yes, I'm a sap. I believed Obama when he said he wanted to move beyond the stale ideological debates that have paralyzed this country. This writing so hilariously dreadful that we should rejoice in Brooks' having left the conservative reservation after being dazzled by Obama's covered thighs in 2005: "...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." Almost every line in Brooks' column reminds us that maybe that notoriously awful opening line, "It was a dark and stormy night," was not such bad prose after all. But...(Read Full Post)