Commenting on John Kerry’s acceptance speech the other night on PBS, David Brooks
described the Democrats as the nation’s Mommy Party trying to co-opt the Republicans in their
traditional role of Daddy Party. I nearly fell off my chair laughing at what he passes off as
Since nobody else seems to have noticed that indelible moment — it’s not even recorded here — I felt the need to mention it as the
Bobo Boy Wonder’s deepest plunge yet into condescending juvenilia.
I don’t disagree with his conventional wisdom that Kerry has to come off as
a trustworthy commander in chief to get elected, though it makes you wonder why our
sitting nincompoop in chief doesn’t have to. But I object to Brooks’s patronizing
implication that the nation is a baby in diapers.
And now back to my summer hiatus.