The David Brooks contradiction cont'd

Blog ››› ››› ERIC BOEHLERT

Okay, this is getting confusing.

Last Friday we noted the hypocrisy of the Times' David Brooks, the East Coast media elite intellectual, cheering Palin's debate performance and her anti-intellectual approach; cheering the way Palin's "accent, her colloquialisms and her constant invocations of the accoutrements of everyday" likely connected with "casual parts of the country."

That struck us as rather embarrassing narrative for Brooks of all people to embrace. And guess what? Apparently so did Brooks. Because on Monday during an interview, he did a complete about-face and announced that Palin and her anti-intellectual approach represents a "a fatal cancer to the Republican party." And that she was no way qualified to be VP.

So to recap: On Friday, Palin was the star of the GOP. On Monday she represented a cancer.

At least Brooks now has the bases covered.

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