"More humorously, Brooks doesn't even consider himself conservative. When I interviewed him at the Republican National Convention in 2008, he told me he's a right-leaning moderate," Mr. Sheppard said. "Yet he and other moderate-righties like him are what NPR and PBS have on to counter the far-left leaning views of folks like Dionne. And this is what they call balance."
"In a delicious example of instant karma, the self-proclaimed brainiac got his chance to show America how smart he was in a special 'Power Players' version of the show Monday, but came up quite short finishing dead last with the paltry sum of only $2,300," Mr. Sheppard says.