DING DONG, THE WITCH IS DEAD!....TimesSelect is no more. Krugman, Dowd, and Friedman are once again available to the masses. To celebrate, let's take a look at Bob Herbert's Tuesday column:
Like crack addicts confronting the irresistible vial, the evil geniuses of the G.O.P. can't seem to help themselves. This time with an eye toward seizing the White House again next year, even if they lose the popular vote they're trying to rewrite the rules for the distribution of electoral votes in California.Hey, not bad for such a boring guy! The rest of the column isn't quite so zippy, but it's a start.
Of course, this also means that all the other Times columnists are once again roaming free. Today we have Tom Friedman (I've visited a bunch of obscure places lately and they're all growing really fast), Maureen Dowd (all the people I usually write about should have the good grace to stop making me write about them), and David Brooks (Defense Secretary Robert Gates is such a candid guy that he answered every question I asked him with a ready-made cliche). Enjoy!