Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Throw Back the Little Ones

Just caught this item on Crooks and Liars excoriating David Brooks for saying that Barack Obama doesn't seem like the kind of guy you'd see at the Applebee's salad bar. C&L's objection? APPLEBEE'S DOESN'T HAVE A SALAD BAR, dammit!

I have to admit that Brooks may or may not be off base with his remark, but C&L is on track to have the biggest non-issue ever with the item. Come on! It doesn't prove Brooks is an idiot, it merely proves he doesn't eat at Applebees. I am a common schlub, and I don't eat at Applebee's either. Come on people, focus! Pundits say far worse things factually. Rather than worry about the existance of an obviously metaphorical salad bar, perhaps we could instead point out when pundits say that John McCain has little in common with the current president, or that Obama is a terrorist. You know, that kind of factual inaccuracy.

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