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  • George Wallace had tapped into this resentment, regularly referring to these pointy-headed liberals trying to tell “us” what to do.

    The Good Fight

  • They accused us of being pointy-headed bureaucrats who lacked respect for the values of Middle America and vowed, by God, to take revenge.

    The Good Fight

  • Ever notice that it's always Education Secretary Arne Duncan or the pointy-headed wonks talking about how bipartisan education is and how the conditions are always ripe for a speedy reauthorization of No Child Left Behind -- but rarely the White House or the education groups or the savvy political operators who actually know what they're talking about?

    The case against NCLB reauthorization

  • The man knocked the pointy-headed snowman down after getting a visit from sheriff's deputies.

    Lethal Bomb Found Along MLK Day Parade Route

  • Just as all politics is identity politics (very few people identify with “pointy-headed intellectuals”), most politics is adversarial: if you can caricature your opponents more effectively, you win.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • The fact that immigration has zero economic impact on elites and pointy-headed intellectuals is, in fact, a very important element of the debate.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Wages of Immigration

  • But who knew that over seventy percent of the country is composed of pointy-headed elites?

    Matthew Yglesias » 71 Percent of Americans, Including 52 Percent of Republicans Are Liberal Elitists

  • The problem is not one of party, it is a problem of pointy-headed elites.

    Matthew Yglesias » Passing Costs on to Consumers

  • He's already picked up on the Dilbert pointy-headed boss's blog, which has been making me smile for the past few days.


  • Nevertheless, unless an expert is trundled in by the media to bolster a particular point of view, as a fleshly argumentum ad verecundiam, people who actually know what they're talking about tend to be quickly categorized, in arch-knuckledragger George Wallace's words, as pointy-headed intellecshuls.

    Archive 2009-05-01


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