I know it’s MSNBC and everything, but I still had difficulty believing I actually witnessed this clip on Breitbart TV of a silly little man saying the Constitution is irrelevant and confusing because it’s, like, more than 100 years old.
That does seem to be the sort of thing only the very young might say. So long as they are also rather foolish.
So I did a quick search for ‘Ezra Klein graduated with degree in’, hoping against delicious hope he was some sort of classics major. Or something indicating this young feller had possibly been required to read other really, you know, old stuff like maybe the Gettysburg Address or the Bible or…oh, dear, did he just say what I think he said about the Koran? Maybe Burke (I kid). Marbury v. Madison. Or Robinson Crusoe (‘Friday’? What the hell kind of name is that? Oh. 1719. Nooo wuuunder.)
But his degree was in political science. So class assignments probably didn’t range far beyond reading the writings of 26 year-olds at the Washington Post, which he wanted to grow up to become when he was 26. And did!
Which I learned while so searching, when this post came up near the top. Watch Klein, then read this from a few months ago. You can almost imagine the author, today, saying “I almost wrote that he might say something remarkably stupid nicely proving beyond dispute and in one fell swoop my and the WaPo commenters’ point, like…well, this. But that seemed mean.”