New York Times Columnist Line of the Day

If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.

Someday I wish I could do this column on a day that David Brooks is not writing. Unfortunately, I’m not that lucky. Today’s is from, yup, David Brooks, who in his column today, “The Democratic Tea Party” (groan, eye roll, lights self on fire), writes:

As various people have noted, the Democratic vote last week was a miniversion of the effort to destroy the League of Nations after World War I.

First of all, New York Times, miniversion is not a word; I don’t care what your style guide says. Secondly, who are these various people? That’s a dumb thing for various people not named David Brooks to have noted.

Finally, on the subject of David Brooks, he should be fired for making shit up.

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