Last week, Media Mob took note of a new cliché used by critics, pundits, and journalists to describe the dynamic between Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin and ABC News’ Charlie Gibson. Apparently some thought he was very much like a teacher or a professor.
Today, late the party, comes The New York Times‘ William Kristol, a writer who never met a cliché he didn’t like. (In January, The Atlantic‘s James Fallows noted "the breathtaking banality of expression" in Mr. Kristlol’s column.)
Likening Ms. Palin to a graduate student made Mr. Kristol a lot kinder to to the candidate: Slate’s Jack Shafer compared her to a remedial social studies student.