Shorter David Brooks: Look! A Republican who is an environmentalist! And he’s worked with minorities! We’re diverse! Don’t hate us all!
Ya know, this might actually mean something if you saw any diversity or arguments among actual Republicans over policy. Instead, you just get one big machine. Brooks sort of ends on a “the party wants Bush to start finding some answers, and if he doesn’t then we won’t support him” note, but the past three and a half years of full-on party discipline in the GOP are not a good historical precedent for whatever Brooks is raving about. Other than McCain (and he’s back in the fold now), who is pushing the Republicans to do anything the President doesn’t want?Posted by baltar at August 28, 2004 11:34 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Politics