One of the MSM columnists out there that I enjoy reading, even when I don't agree with him, is George Will. I appreciate the logic of his arguments, his consistency, and of course his outsized vocabulary (when was the last time you even saw-let alone read in a column-the word "asperity"?). Will, in my opinion, avoids the intemperance and shrillness that often characterizes debate on both ends of the political spectrum.
However, as the subject suggests, I have to wonder what prompted him to write this column. When I read it I was reminded of this classic, yet underappreciated, SNL skit: