Sunday, May 06, 2007

Mannion Strikes Again

Lance Mannion has a nice series going on what we've said over and over here. Our politics and society are overwhelmingly dominated by overwhelmingly unserious people. His two examples are David Broder and Jonathan Chait but there are literally multiple thousands to come if he keeps this series going. As Sorkin once said, "These are serious times and they require serious people." That was just a movie, but he was in one of his supremely lucid moments. The historians of this period will very likely need a title for this age, like The Gilded Age or something. The Age of the Unserious People will do, and Lance will have started their chapters.