Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Is It Wise to Be So Smart Ass?
Reading WaPo's resident smart-ass Dana Milbank's column today re Al Gore ("Is It Wise to Be So Smart?"), one can only conclude that Milbank is indeed someone so enamored of his own precious "wit" that he is unable to look at a serious person in a serious way. Milbank spends his column dissecting Gore's supposed pendantry, essentially advising that if Gore were to run for President he dumb-down his act. Simply put, Milbank is one of those chronic Washington salon lizards who, among others, in the 2000 election took great glee in faulting Gore's tendency to want to raise the level of political discourse, rather than praising it as a virtue; Milbank and his fellow cosmo-sippers mocked him as someone you wouldn't want to have a beer with -- unlike his opponent, George "Commander Guy" Bush, who knew plenty about beer and not much else. Well, how did that work out for us Dana? Keep at it and our next Preznit will be another fact-phobic, evolution-denying knuckle-dragger. Then you'll have accomplished your objective: a Preznit you can feel superior to!