Drum takes care of Ruth Marcus fairly well, but what really struck me about her column was the Pundit On High tone which is increasingly grating. Memo to Marcus: Many people who are much smarter than you are very capable of coming to their own conclusions about proposed public policy. If you would stop hectoring and dismissing them, and implying that they are Not As Smart As You Are, maybe you'll learn something other than what Bush administration officials tell you.
The common rhetorical pose among just about all the Washington Post columnists is We Know What is Best For You So Stop Worrying Your Pretty Little Heads. God they're annoying.