I was writing columns criticizing the Republican Congress, but each time I’d throw in a few sentences slamming the Democrats, subconsciously trying to make myself feel good. One morning I got an e-mail message from Obama that roughly said: David, if you want to critique us, fine. But you’re just throwing in those stray sentences to make yourself feel good.
Best article from Mr. Brooks in months. Well written and fair. Somehow he manages to talk about both Obama and McCain without sounding like a fan boy. No easy task for a pundit this early in the campaign season. This article was good enough for me to take Brooks off my On Notice board.