Monday, January 29, 2007


Aside from the obvious inanity of the horror that is our elite discourse, I do find it really quite fascinating how so many of our elite pundits really seem to think that when voting for a candidate for high office their personal idiosyncratic likes and dislikes are actually important. I mean, I'm sure lots of people actually vote this way, but I would've thought that people who spend a lot of time thinking about this stuff should be able to get beyond "ewww, that person's icky!" as an important determinant of their vote or support. Isn't the point of elite punditry that maybe these Wise People Who Go On TV can help try to simplify and explain and highlight important issues to us rabble, instead of elevating personal navel gazing and the ultimate in trivia? Though, really, Sullivan's too stupid to actually understand policy at any level so this shouldn't be especially surprising.

Yes, I know, simple answers to simple questions blah blah...