Wednesday, September 10, 2003
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David Brooks starts his NYT gig
David Brooks' inaugural New York Times op-ed column confirms for me that he'll be a good fit for that page.
Brooks' essay starts off with a spot-on critique of the administration:
At this point in the essay, loyal Times readers are nodding their heads, basking in the warm glow of Bushwacking.
However, by the end of the piece, Brooks is in a different place than the start would have suggested:
So, even while deftly skewering the administration's PR on its policy, Brooks manages to point out Bush's virtues.
posted by Dan on 09.10.03 at 12:30 AM
My impression is that David Brooks took a massive dose of growth hormone in anticipation of writing for The New York Times. That crack about doing the foxtrot in six directions hints that he may in time grow to be the masculine Maureen Dowd.posted by: John Van Laer on 09.10.03 at 12:30 AM [permalink]
I'm beginning to think that Bush is some latter day Phillip II, since he is ignoring problems at home to pursue wars abroad. The defeat of the Turks at Lepanto was necessary, but it was also the height of Spanish power. The following bankruptcy caused by war led to long term decline throughout the 17th c.
It's not a perfect analogy.posted by: snore on 09.10.03 at 12:30 AM [permalink]
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