Monday, April 21, 2008

What's the matter with Novak?

Conservative Columnist Robert Novak has a piece today attacking Barack Obama. I only bring it up because he draws an interesting parallel between Obama's "bitterness" comments to Thomas Frank's 2004 book What the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America.

He suggests that Obama has lifted his rhetoric (and possibly his politics) from Frank, an old- school, hard- fighting liberal. Frank's best seller asked and answered: "Why do so many vote against their economic interests and support Republicans?"

I read the book, and found it immensely interesting, and have recommended it many times since. Check it out here.

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