But today, not so much.
Because while the presumptive nominee of Mr. Brook' Republican Party demolishes Mr. Brooks' Imaginary Conservative Movement right before his eyes --
-- America's Most Ubiquitous and Respected Conservative Public Intellectual has decided to walk briskly away from the biggest political story in a generation and instead write about America's real crisis: Our diddly darn obsession with the grade point averages.
Because, I suppose, his shoe tops were not as interesting in the cold light of day as they had seemed after his fourth martini, and he had already exhausted the subject of hanging around in hotel lobbies:
From today's New York Times:
Putting Grit in Its PlaceDavid Brooks MAY 10, 2016We all know why it exists, but the grade-point average is one of the more destructive elements in American education....Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania is the researcher most associated with the study and popularization of grit. And yet what I like about her new book, “Grit,” is the way she is pulling us away from the narrow, joyless intonations of that word, and pointing us beyond the way many schools are now teaching it...
At this point, Brooks looks like a man who wants more than anything to go profitably and lazily to seed taking over that sweet stream-of-banal-consciousnesses media space that Andy Rooney used to occupy: