"Writing is a skill, not a talent, and thus one's ability as a writer can be improved by thoughtful effort. The problem with some people is that they graduate college as good writers, experience early success on account of that, and thus never devote themselves diligently to the relentless quest for improvement that could make them great writers."
Ace calls this "Four of the Most Satisfying Non-Pornographic Minutes of Internet Video You'll Ever Watch": (Via Hot Air.) Scarborough points out the double standard between how Obama was covered and how Sarah Palin was covered. And watch how John Harwood justifies the New York Times sending legions of reporters and researchers to Alaska to dig up dirt on Palin.