"At this stage it’s probably not sensible to get too worked up about the details of any candidate’s plans. They are all wildly unaffordable. What matters is how a candidate signals priorities."
Lemieux asks of Brooks is a mark or a con artist (I read the headline "In Republican Punditry, It’s A Fine Line Between Mark and Con Artist" as "A Fine line between stupid and clever") but I think Brooks is neither. I go for performance artist. I mean he had to have some reason to turn the stupid up to eleven.
I think the sentences might achieve internet immortality. I am sure that this was Brooks's intention.
Of course, the precedeing sentence was not intended to be a factual statement.