Saturday, July 11, 2009

Who cruised David Brooks?

This thread is for Bryce, and other gays here in South Carolina, who are giggling with glee today.

Columnist/author David Brooks said on MSNBC:


You know, all three of us spend a lot of time covering politicians and I don’t know about you guys, but in my view, they’re all emotional freaks of one sort or another. They’re guaranteed to invade your personal space, touch you. I sat next to a Republican senator once at dinner and he had his hand on my inner thigh the whole time. I was like, ehh, get me out of here.
Italics mine.

Wonder who it was, she coughed.

Asked specifically who it was, Brooks hedged, of course:

I’m not telling you, I’m not telling you. But so, a lot of them spend so much time needing people’s love and yet they are shooting upwards their whole life, they’re not that great in normal human relationships. And so, they’re like freaks, they don’t know how to, they’re lonely. They reach out. I’ve spoken to a lot of young women who are Senate staffers and they’ll have these middle age guys who are sort of in the middle of a mid-life crisis. Emotionally needy, they don’t know how to do it and sort of like these St. Bernards drooling everywhere. And you find a lot of this happens in mid-life and among very powerful people who are extremely lonely.
Hmm. Interesting.

Who do you suppose it was?

(cough)

5 comments:

Bryce said...

lol- lets guess! somebody already said it in that think progress thread! rofl

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Gosh, so many Republican Senators to choose from ... oh wait, there aren't really THAT many! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Dave Dubya said...

Now, now, let's not get all excited about this. Republicans accustomed to a wide stance also require wide seating.

white rabbit said...

Probably that Jesse Helms fellow.

Okay okay, so he's dead.

Detail...

sheila said...

I don't know. But I wonder if he had his Bible in the other hand. :)