Good news, everyone! It’s not just journalists who like to celebrate their own stunning bravery; it’s politicians, too. And when their powers of stunning bravery combine, you get something like this WaPo opinion piece:

Oh, goody.

Oh, it’s remarkable and extraordinary, all right. Remarkable and extraordinary in its masturbatory awfulness.

That may sound hyperbolic, but it’s kind of not.

Let’s just say we wouldn’t be remotely surprised if that’s how this thing was produced.

Seth Mandel highlighted some of the choicest bits:


These people take themselves seriously. Which works out for them because it almost makes up for the fact that we don’t take them seriously at all.

Depressing, isn’t it?

Because of course.

We’re sorry, Ian Millhiser. You were right all along.