As Paul points out, Brooks' inane blather has reached such a height of perfection that it successfully repels attempts at logical analysis and deconstruction. Paul (quite correctly, I believe) says that this in fact means that Brooks blather actually functions as a Universal (Brain) solvent!
Well, I know in keeping with the rules I'm suppose to post a quote of the offending material. Guard (gird?!) your brains before reading:
This contrast is not between lefties and moderates. It's a contrast between different theories of how politics is done. Ted Kennedy was a network liberal, willing to stray from his preferences in negotiation with George W. Bush or John McCain. Most House Democrats, by contrast, are cluster liberals. They come from safe seats, have a poor feel for the wider electorate and work in an institution where politics is a war of all against all.
Can you do as well or better this week? Only if you try!
(A) We're looking for inane blather that is blissfully indifferent to the actual facts of the matter being commented on. These are the "Chatty Cathy" Awards, not the "Archie Bunkers." Of course, this doesn't exclude wingnut punditry, it's just that cluelessness is what we're looking for, more than hatefulness. If you can find examples that combine both, though... I think you've got a real winner.
(B) You may nominate any pundit from the M$M-print, broadcast tv/radio or cable-or from any online extension or associated outfit. (If this really catches on for some reason, I may decided to break the awards into separate categories at some point.) Nominations should include the name of the person nominated (preferably in the subject line), the outlet and date, an exact quote of what they said or wrote, and a link to where it can be found-original, transcript, or first-hand report (such as Media Matters).
(C) You may submit as many nominations as you want, but each must be in a separate comment.
(D) People vote for each nomination by giving recommendations. There is no limit on how many recommendations you can give.