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So, David Brooks must have woke up yesterday morning and thought about how the “pants crease” endorsement was the Stupidest Thing He Had Ever Written. He then thought, you know, I bet I can top it. So he took out his laptop and wrote a smarmy Valentine’s Day card to Barack Obama, declaring him so much more awesomely better than those brutes that the Republican Party is running.
Obama radiates an ethos of integrity, humanity, good manners and elegance that I’m beginning to miss, and that I suspect we will all miss a bit, regardless of who replaces him.
In getting to that paragraph, he commends — I am not making this up — Obama’s “remarkably scandal-free administration,” his willingness to consider points of view other than his own, and the flawless grace and class of Obama and the First Lady.