If he was trying to be funny, Brooks badly missed the mark.
The motto of the New York Times, "All the News That's Fit to Print," may have once been accurate - but no more. As a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a minor in journalism when Eric Sevaried was our journalistic role model, I was insulted by David Brooks' column, and embarrassed for editorial page editor of the Star Tribune for allowing it to appear ("Mitt Romney: Everything you thought and then some!)
Brooks may have thought it was satire - or comedy - but it was just sophomoric nonsense that only made the author look like the south end of a north-bound horse.
If I were to respond in kind, I'd suggest Brooks and the editor get a good grip on each ear and pull their heads out of you-know-where.
JIM PETERSON, St. Louis Park
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