Being secure in my own sense of self, I can say David Brooks in not an unattractive man. Personally, hacks that simply regurgitate beltway conventional wisdom and are considered "pundits" don't do it for me. And any idiot who publicly predicted we'd be greeted as "liberators" if we invaded an area that his been torn apart by religious fighting since the dawn of time, just doesn't attract me that much. Oddly enough, these "liberators" are also the first folks to jump up and down and scream whenever someone brings up the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, reminding us that this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Uh...you don't think that may cause a little hiccup with your "liberator" philosophy? Really? An invasion of a Muslim nation by a Judeo-Christian nation doesn't cause you to rethink that gem? You sure?
But...I digress. We all know Brooks is simply a man who get's paid to sit on tv shows and provide "insight" (read: gossip). I mean, with 24 hours of cable tv, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, someone has to say something right? Here's the problem: it seems some serious DC power players think David Brooks is just another pretty face. That's right...they treat him like a piece of meat. They...*gasp*...caress his inner thigh at dinner parties, under the table. For Shame!
Of course, due to the fact that Mr. Brooks has to have access to get that useless gossip, he is prohibited from standing up at the table, throwing his napkin down and proclaiming with wounded indignation, "Good day, sir. I said GOOD DAY!" when a male Republican Senator treats him thus. Of course, maybe the fact that he sat through dinner allowing the man's hand to rest on his inner thigh is what leads some people to view David Brooks like this:
Some free advice to David Brooks: if you act like a whore, you get treated like one.