David Brooks has an interview with the Guardian in connection with the release of his new book The Road to Character. Mr. Brooks on Barack Obama: "I would still say that he is a man of great character. He's more leftwing than I thought he was, so I disagree with him more, but I don't disrespect him more."
I wish the Guardian would have asked Mr. Brooks to expand a bit on this "man of great character" point. But the idea that you can disagree with someone without disrespecting them is Mr. Brooks at his best, and I mean that entirely sincerely. It captures how I sometimes feel about Mr. Brooks.