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.
From McCain and Obama – New York Times
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.