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April 09, 2005

Brooks? Eh!

In reference to the David Brooks column Jim mentioned below, I think Brooks is making one greivous error: He's relying on polls to support his evidence. This is just shoddy. He uses polling data to support his argument that most Americans weren't comfortable with government intervention into the Terri Schiavo case. Has Brooks been under a rock the last three weeks? Every blogger sitting in his dorm room has noted that the MSM polls on the subject were pratically rigged.

Brooks should know better than to trust these polls.

That said, I think there is something to be said for his call to prudence. That doesn't mean backing away from a message, but as Brooks notes, it might mean reevaluating our methods. The GOP's first priority in the Senate should be confirming some judges. The House? Someone wiser than me will need to answer that, but I imagine some progressively conservative but tempered work on Social Security might be a good idea.

And yes, I know the comments aren't working. We're working on it.

Posted by Matt at April 9, 2005 01:01 PM

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work yet?

Posted by: Rick Brady at April 9, 2005 03:56 PM