Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tribute to the Dean

David Broder. soi disant "Dean of the Washington Press Corps" (which, after their performance of the last decade, is a little like being called "the best French Restaurant in Rolla, Missouri"), is cashing out.

Veteran Washington Post political columnist David Broder is going to take a buyout from the paper. As of Jan 1, 2009, he will become a contract employee of the Post.

One suspects this move simply means paying him from one pocket instead of the other, for accounting purposes, but it still must be something of a jolt to the man who's spent the entire Gingrich-Bush age nobly insisting that Washington would be a more civil place if only the Democrats, in the spirit of bipartisanship, would not only let the Republicans beat them with a club but would also say, "thank you, Sir, may I have another?".

So, in final tribute to the man who spent the last fourteen years on the Washington Post Op-Ed page with his head in the sand, p3 offers this Separated at Birth homage:

He'll be missed.

(Image sources: Broder, ostrich.)

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