Dear David Brooks:
If, as Grand High Media Arbiter of Political Substance, you are so concerned with what "The People" (tm) want and think is important, perhaps you should look at the nearly 20,000 bitchy comments at ABC and change course just a tad. Will it make you less of a man? In your world, probably, but my world will be that little bit more peaceful and rainbow-filled.
(The short version:
shut up, you idiot.)
A Member of The People (tm)
P.S. I could really care less about John Edwards' haircut, okay? Move on.