Ugh (Taking Edmund Burke's Name In Vain Edition)

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on August 31, 2009

David Brooks seems to think that Barack Obama is a Burkean figure.

That’s not right. That’s really not right. Have I mentioned how that’s like totally not right?

I mean, seriously, you can’t judge the Obama Administration as Burkean merely because David Axelrod lugs around Reflections on the Revolution in France within your line of sight just to manipulate you into checking your common sense at the door. Also, however well-creased Barack Obama’s pants are, they do not a predictor of Presidential success make.

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