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A history of creased pants and shopworn ideas for David Brooks and other trouser jockeys
LoudCitizen.org ^ | February 11, 2010 | Paul Klenk

Posted on 02/13/2010 11:02:50 AM PST by Silly

Today Matt Patterson takes on The New York Times’ David Brooks for his infatuation with Obama and the “limits of [Brooks’] understanding.” The jumping off point for his piece at Big Government is Brooks’ “continued fascination” with Obama’s perfectly creased pants.

So let us jump off Obama’s lap and begin this discussion with a bit of history.

You are likely not aware that trousers with creases were once sneered at. They announced to everyone that your pants were “store bought” — creased from sitting on a store shelf, a sign they were factory-made and of inferior quality. Those weren’t “creases” — they were permanent wrinkles.

Really nice clothes don’t come from a factory or off a store shelf; they are bespoke, expressly for you, by a tailor who begins with fine materials and finishes each detail with skill. Any tailor who goes out of his way to steam a permanent crease in your pants is either a poor tailor, or a tailor who is trying to appeal to the class-conscious, the nouveau riche, and people who generally don’t know a lot about clothes.

But I don’t give a tinker’s cuss about Obama’s pants. It’s his ideas I am worried about. David Brooks should be worried, too, instead of running his hands up and down the president’s leg admiringly, like some trouser jockey.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: davidbrooks; nythouserino; nytimes; vichyrepublican
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1 posted on 02/13/2010 11:02:50 AM PST by Silly
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To: 2Jedismom; 2ndreconmarine; bitt; 4butnomorethan30characters; 8mmMauser; abb; adam_az; Aeronaut; ...

ping


2 posted on 02/13/2010 11:04:04 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Silly
Brooks is irrelevant.
3 posted on 02/13/2010 11:09:12 AM PST by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: Silly

Maybe Brooks and Mathews should get together and discuss Obama’s pants and tinglie leg feelings ....


4 posted on 02/13/2010 11:12:37 AM PST by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Silly

Seems obvious that David Brooks should be working in haberdashery.


5 posted on 02/13/2010 11:12:37 AM PST by purplelobster
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To: purplelobster

Or a place where “I need a price check and a void” are commonly heard.


6 posted on 02/13/2010 11:13:59 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Force of Truth

You know, you are probably right.


7 posted on 02/13/2010 11:26:18 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Force of Truth

Brooks is a Vichy Republican whose only core value is to remain invited to the next DC/NYC/Boston cocktail party.

He fetches Tom Friedman’s coffee in the hopes that he will be viewed by the Hoity Toity Northeast Crowd with the same awe.


8 posted on 02/13/2010 11:29:42 AM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Silly

Parody rockumentary The Rutles gay manager Leggy Mountbatten, the fictional counterpart of the Beatles gay manager Brian Epstein, hated the music of the band but fell in love with the Rutle’s creased pants.


9 posted on 02/13/2010 11:55:18 AM PST by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: egannacht

lol love those creased pants kthxbai


10 posted on 02/13/2010 11:57:53 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: padre35

A Vichy Republican... Thats funny!


11 posted on 02/13/2010 12:06:44 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: Silly

“And if David Brooks were a man of true intellect, and not a product of Ivy League factories”

Actually, David Brooks is NOT a product of Ivy League factories. He has a degree in history from UChicago which he, and everyone he hobnobs with is NOT in the Ivy League (moreover, a large fraction of his fellow hobnobbers sport graduate or professional degrees in law, journalism, business or public policy—yet another credential he is lacking). His obvious inferiority complex on this point is reflected in a pathetic propensity to kiss up to anyone like Obama who has manage to secure a sheepskin of any type from any of the institutions in this “insider club.” If Obama merely had an undergraduate history degree from Chicago, Brooks likely would view him as unfit for the presidency. Everything the man writes about Obama thus must be taken with a bowling ball size serving of salt.


12 posted on 02/13/2010 12:46:50 PM PST by DrC
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To: DrC

Wow, good to know.


13 posted on 02/13/2010 1:46:38 PM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Silly

bttt


14 posted on 02/13/2010 2:36:11 PM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: padre35
» a Vichy Republican

lol! Perfect...

15 posted on 02/13/2010 7:38:43 PM PST by TonyRo76 (American by birth. Patriot by choice. Christian by grace.)
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To: Silly

Feh.

Thanks, Silly.


16 posted on 02/14/2010 10:21:31 AM PST by bitt (One if by land, Two if by sea. Three if by CRIMINALS from Washington, D.C)
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To: bitt

Meh.

You’re welcome!

Just being,


17 posted on 02/14/2010 10:34:19 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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