16 September 2005
One of these things might be like the other
No biographical profile of [John] Roberts is complete without a few references to his famous modesty. According to Google, the word "modesty" has already appeared alongside "John Roberts" more than 18,000 times. By contrast, the search engine records a grand total of 424 mentions lifetime for "modesty" and "Karen Hughes."
Maybe Bush should have put Roberts in charge of winning America some friends in the world. His message is coming through loud and clear: "Trust me I'm modest."
I thought I’d put the term "Bruce Reed" into a few searches. The search "Bruce Reed" and modesty: 123 hits. "Bruce Reed" and arrogance: 428 hits. Obviously, Bruce Reed is far more often described as arrogant than as modest. Who can deny the logic?
And just to prove how asinine this is as a survey tool, the search "dustbury" and "brilliant" produces 52,800 hits.Posted at 11:05 AM to Say What?