Carol Platt Liebau: Some of Us Are Over High School

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Some of Us Are Over High School

In today's Washington Post, there is one of the silliest pieces of wannabe analysis that I have ever read.

After describing the impressive athletic prowess of the Bush White House staff (except for the President, of course, who "isn't such an exceptional athlete"), the author asks,

Could all of this have something to do with the Democrats' current losing streak? Absolutely.

The American people seem to regard the jocks with awe, just like when they were in high school.

Yes, that's the reason. None of us have ever moved on past high school. Explains everything.

It sounds like the author has never heard of the expression "Mens sana in corpore sano." But then again, despite his pretensions to nerdom, he probably never took Latin in high school -- and clearly, he hasn't learned much since.


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