The New York Times’ worst columnist, Maureen Dowd, relates the thoughts of her brother Kevin on Barack Obama’s first year in office, as told to her on Christmas Eve. Among them:
To President Obama: Thank you for saving the Republican Party and for teaching all of us that too much of anything is a bad thing.
To Bill Clinton: You did too much work on Northern Ireland for the Nobel committee. Next time, do nothing.
To Sarah Palin: Keep up the good work. Anyone who annoys Keith Olbermann that much is a friend to all of us.
To Glenn Beck: Thanks for being the only journalist interested in stories that used to win Pulitzer Prizes.
To Dick Cheney: You, sir, are a patriot. Thanks for firing back.
To President Bush: Thank you for your dignity.
To Al Gore: A global warming conference in the middle of a Copenhagen blizzard is not a good visual.
I will leave readers to decide if they prefer Kevin’s world view, or Maureen’s somewhat different take on matters.