David Brooks on Jindal’s speech/ideology

David Brooks gets a lot of criticism from both right and left.  He can be described by folks with an opinion as either a traitorous moderate east coast intellectual or a neoconservative hack. 

I don’t share those opinions.  I find him often very bright in analysis and bravely independent in thought, given the state of modern “conservatism”.  I agree with him about 53% of the time but that’s markedly better than the near 0% agreement I have with a scary percentage of contemporary conservatives. 

And his average has just gone up with the following:


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