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Brooks on McCain
David Brooks and Bill Kristol represent the New York Times' attempts to be "fair and balanced" (i.e. "We must balance out any thoughtful, intelligent Times editorialists by putting them on the same page with raving right wing loons").

Today, Brooks tries to argue that McCain is nothing like Bush.

Nice try. I wrote a short letter in response (they have to be short, for any chance of publication):
Mr. Brooks can spin all he likes (Tested Over Time, 3/28/2008), but he cannot change the fact that John McCain has spent the past eight years kissing up to George Bush -- both literally and figuratively.

Just a few months ago, near the start of his campaign, McCain actually voted AGAINST a bill outlawing torture -- the one issue where he had previously stood apart from the other Republican candidates.

McCain 2008 is a very different man from McCain 2000. He's sold his soul. And it shows.
My little rants to the Times have never been published yet, but who knows?

Current Emotional State: annoyed annoyed

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From: (Anonymous) Date: March 30th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)

And Then There's The Washington Post...

Kristol's bright - he's just not particularly honest. Brooks isn't as smart, and I don't think he's a very good thinker. But it could be worse - put together their worst qualities, remove a few IQ points, and what do you get (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2007/09/26/LI2007092601982.html)? (And as a counterweight to... Will, Novak and Krauthammer?)
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