Holden Caulfield, older and still bitter

“Oh, [John Kerry] sometimes pretends that he doesn’t care about our special interests. He puts on that callous populist facade. But deep down he cares. Maybe he cares too much. When he’s out on the stump saying otherwise, he’s just being a big old phony.”
David Brooks, Kerry’s Special Friends, The New York Times, Feb. 7, 2004