Friday, August 10, 2007

Daily Stumper

From David Brooks, who drops this aside into a love letter to Mitt Romney:

(Why do the Democratic candidates pretend to be smarter than they really are, while the Republicans pretend to be dumber?)
Hmmm...why would that be?

(And why do the Republican columnists pretend Republican candidates are smarter than they really are, while they pretend the Democrats are dumber?)

You might want to check The Daily Howler later today or tomorrow to see what Bob Somerby has to say about Brooks's column, which transparently conflates Republican Romney, a brainiac "who could untangle complex problems," with Democrat Al Gore, whose career, Brooks wrote in May, demonstrates "it is still possible for exceedingly strange individuals to rise to the top." Somerby should be livid.