Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Friday, February 02, 2007
Charlie Pierce is a great thinker and writer. He writes today about Molly Ivins and the state of punditry. He concludes with this, shall we say, "pointed" accusation that hits the mark square on:
(And let's not get into the fact that the very thought of an HRC [Hillary Clinton] candidacy seems to have driven Chris Matthews into some serious brain-fever). Snarky "Messiah Watches" about Barack Obama. The worst thing you can do at the Kool Kids table is be either sincere or serious. Sorry, you pack of smug, insufferable bastards -- a war's gone bad and the country's a mess, and you never were funny, anyway, not like Molly was. So go and take your little slambooks and wreck some other profession for a while. The grown-ups have work to do.