i started reading today's column for the "newest" platitude plus requisite eyeroll, but brooks stymied me with this opening:
My first thought on the running mate question is that to balance his ticket, Barack Obama should pick a really old white general. Therefore, he should pick Dwight Eisenhower. John McCain, on the other hand, needs to pick someone younger than himself. Therefore, he also should pick Dwight Eisenhower.
hahaha! you can't go wrong with a good "just how old is mccain" joke in my books. so maybe i don't hate george packer for his repeated references to brooks in his otherwise engaging article.
in any case, i stopped reading after that opener bc i just didn't want to ruin a good moment. next time, brooks. next time.