In article called "The Unbearable Inanity of Tim Russert," Matthew Yglesias picks apart the journalistic idea that the most important question to any politician is whether he1 has ever changed his mind. That is, if a candidate ever makes a statement that differs in any way from something he said a decade ago, he is a hypocrite or a liar. Or both.
It's a good observation. But it's not going to make me cancel my season pass of Meet The Press.
1Or she. I really hate our language, sometimes, for doing this to me. Yeah, I could write around it. But I'm lazy, which incidentally is another trait of journalists.