Our friend driftglass posted yet another fantastic take-down of David Brooks, in which he helpfully pointed out that Mr. Brooks has become a parasite in need of a wealthy and powerful host on which to feed.
To understand David Brooks’ column of 11/08/11, (“The Serious One“) you must first understand that Mr. Brooks is essentially a parasitic organism whose highly successful career is now so dependent on his capacity to attach himself to insider power that he would fall to ashes and blow away if his Beltway feeding tube/ovipositor were ever severed.
Go read the whole thing, I’ll wait here…
Well I couldn’t just let that mental image go unanswered now could I?
An interesting fact about flies is that they have no means of chewing their food and so must live on a completely liquid diet. Therefore when one stumbles across a particularity foul pile of excrement to devour, say Mitt Romney for instance, it must first vomit digestive juices all over it to break down the solids, and then slurp up the resulting putrid mess.
But Romney continues to run an impressive presidential campaign. Last week, while the Twitterverse was entranced by Herman Cain, Romney delivered his most important speech yet. It was politically astute and substantively bold, a quality you don’t automatically associate with the Romney campaign. Romney grasped the toughest issue — how to reform entitlements to avoid a fiscal catastrophe — and he sketched out a sophisticated way to address it.
Is that revolting or what? If you really want to get sick, go read the rest of that drivel. I don’t have the stomach for it.
Thanks for reading Brooks so we don’t have to driftglass. You’re a better man than I.