I like making fun of David Brooks. I think he’s unusually awful, a tremendous blend of elitism, faux-intellectualism, partisanship, cynicism and screaming ignorance. He’s the premier conservative intellectual in today’s media environment because he’s uniquely despicable. George Will and Charles Krauthammer come close, but they never really threaten Bobo. But for all my Brooks contempt, I’m just an amateur. Charlie Pierce is a professional.