Oh, sure, Thomas Sowell (Condi's colleague at the Hoover Institute!) starts off his latest column about Barack Obama innocently, even charitably enough, calling him a pragmatist, a word which will surely send his fans scurrying for their dictionaries. And then –zing!– the kicker:
Anyone familiar with history knows that Hitler and Stalin were pragmatic.
Subtle! Also, Obama is neatly dressed and intellectual, and you know who else was? Alger Hiss, that's who, so put that in your elitist East Coast pipe and smoke it, OK?
The whole point of this, naturally, is that Sarah Palin will save us all. No, really! And finally, Sowell concludes that the Republicans should avoid at all costs "the sort of person who appeals to the intelligentsia."
Somehow, Tommy Baby (as Michael Steele would no doubt call him), I don't think that's going to be a problem.