In a column about the Republican fetish for pseudo-populism, Maureen Dowd betrays a certain infelicity with stereotypes. She writes:

The cheap populism is really rich coming from Karl Rove. When was the last time he kicked back with a corncob pipe to watch professional wrestling?

Actually, the average WWE viewer is middle class, and if you happened to watch, as I did, Monday Night Raw this week, you'd see that every commercial hawked expensive consumer goods to the show's younger male devotees with money to spend. So there.

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