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May 05, 2009


The Mustache wins. I expect Op-eds by Conservatives to be nutty.

It's a trick question. They are obviously the same person, using some very clever theatrical make-up. Have you ever seen the two of them together?

It's a very, very big field. I'd pick Friedman out of these two. Brooks is indeed overpaid, but he does have some entertainment value. I enjoyed him on TV and in print during the presidential election. His conservatism was so at odds with his man-crush on Obama.

And yet, we all wet our pants like good Pavlovian dogs every time one of them says anything remotely clever (like "Sarah Palin is an idiot"). We deserve some of the blame here.

Six of one, half dozen of the other. I would say the worse of the two would be the one most informed, intelligent people feel has the most influence. They're both wrong, they're both venal and self-serving.

what Frederick said. the moosetache.

Friedman no doubt. I base that partially on the rave review of Friedman's "Flat Earth" screed offered up by our former dentist (framed pictures of the bush family in his office) who came highly recommended, but turned out to be quite the wingnut. Needless to say, we found another dentist posthaste.

I'm with OM: we deserve at least half the blame. We keep these idiots in print by actually paying attention to them.

The Spectacle can't be maimed or destroyed by anything, but you can retard its growth by refusing to acknowledge parts of it. Put Freidman and Brooks in a paper bag and shake them up...you can't tell the diff. They are paid hacks.

Whoa -- this Is a tight one!

I cannot bear Brooks's pink ties and shirts and pathetic, smarmy, wanna-be-one-of-the-boys ethos.

Friedman -- how do I count the ways? At one time, he was good. Several years back. then came the switcheroo on Iraq, and the FU. All was lost.

I will choose Friedman, because he betrayed me. he could have done better, but chose not to.

Brooks was always a glaring little prick, therefore less dangerous.

Now that I think of it, all op-ed columnists are overpaid and useless - except maybe Crispin Sartwell when he had a paying gig.

Suck. On. This.

Friedman, hands down.

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