Monday, August 31, 2009

Fair-Minded Conservative?

David Brooks, conservative columnist in a recent interview with The New Republic:

“Obama sees himself as a Burkean,” Brooks says. “He sees his view of the world as a view that understands complexity and the organic nature of change.” Moreover, after the Bush years, Brooks seems relieved to have an intellectual in the White House again. “I divide people into people who talk like us and who don’t talk like us,” he explains. “Of recent presidents, Clinton could sort of talk like us, but Obama is definitely--you could see him as a New Republic writer. He can do the jurisprudence, he can do the political philosophy, and he can do the politics. I think he’s more talented than anyone in my lifetime. I mean, he is pretty dazzling when he walks into a room. So, that’s why it’s important he doesn’t fuck this up.”
The Courtship The New Republic

Sounds as if he is the rare beast on the right that may be intellectually honest. It does sound as if he is getting a little too close to the White House though.

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