Against vapidity, the Gods themselves contend in vain.
One of the things I've found in life is that politicians are a lot more sincere than us journalists. And we are more sincere than the people who read and watch us. The public is much more cynical, and that cynicism is stupid.
-- David Brooks, August 6, 2006
...As the left of the Democratic Party has gotten more orthodox--look at the Connecticut race--the right of the Republican Party has gotten less orthodox. They're less sure of themselves, they're more willing to be pragmatic, more desiring to win.
-- David Brooks, July 16, 2006
It never stops.
It never even slows down.