It always surprises me when I’m having a perfectly pleasant conversation with someone, and then they start praising David Brooks. Which tells me a lot of things about the person speaking, none of them especially flattering. I understand that to civilians (i.e. superficial followers of politics), he seems like a reasonable man, but that proves to me you really haven’t been paying attention.

3 Responses to BoBo

  1. lless January 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    It also means you haven’t been following the ruminations of Moral Hazard, his much afflicted pooch.

  2. Ron January 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Ever notice in any story about a struggle between good and evil there’s always this one character who’s a supposed member of the good side, but really in league with evil. That’s how I envision Brooks. One of modern America’s many Wormtongues whispering in our collective ear, excusing evil, confusing issues, weakening us all into a sense of complacency and inaction while evil sneaks up and cuts all our throats.

  3. dcblogger January 29, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    branding is everything, and Bobo has always been branded as a reasonable conservative. He talks in a reasonable tone of voice, he has appeared for years on the NewsHour and now appears on the NY Times editorial page. That must mean that he is reasonable.

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