Why I never wanted to get into blogging to begin with

If you talk as much as blogging requires you to, eventually you say something stupid. In January I will have done this for a year, at which point, I'm going to comb through my archives and pull out every ill-conceived, poorly thought out comment I can find. I may even let you guys vote to see which one is king. One of the great things about editors--when they're competent--is that they protect you from yourself. What you're seeing here, is pure Ta-Nehisi. Opinions, opinions, opinions. Some of them good. Others not so much. Lots of thoughts--and lots of spelling errors. (I'm working on it guys)

Anyway, below I've offered an example--courtesy of TPM--of my worst nightmare. Cokie Roberts makes the sort of comment that seems to come from simply talking to much. I hesitate to call the comment stupid--I'll simply say that the commenter was unambitious in her pursuit of something intelligent to say. My sense is that its probably wrong, but that's not the point--it's just shockingly unoriginal in its underestimation of the intelligence of voters. I know about P.T. Barnum and going broke. But we're no't salespeople, you dig? Anyway here it is.




UPDATE: Stacy, here's the transcript. Asl, you sound like yet another lake-front liberal, latte-sipping elitist. Real Americans work through August. And they like it. Also I save my arrogance for my long-form journalism.

RENEE MONTAGNE: Now Obama is spending the week on vacation in Hawaii, he's taking a vacation, he says, because it's good for his family, but is it a good point in the presidential campaign? COKIE ROBERTS: It's a little rough to be doing it at this point, although I think he's feeling somewhat secure, but Hawaii is also a somewhat odd place to be doing it. I know that he is from Hawaii, he grew up there, his grandmother lives there, but he has made such a point about how he is from Kansas, you know, the boy from Kansas and Kenya, and it makes him seem a little bit more exotic than perhaps he would want to come across as at this stage in the presidential campaign.