"McConnell nevertheless manipulates the press masterfully, using methods that are head-smackingly obvious ..." Joshua Green, Atlantic Monthly
Joshua Green takes an unflinching look at Kentucky's senior senator, Mitch McConnell, in this month's Atlantic Monthly (an issue well worth buying for more than just this article).
"...McConnell, 68, is owlish, phlegmatic, and gray, and often looks bothered, as though lunch isn’t agreeing with him. He has been described as having “the natural charisma of an oyster.” Yet you sense that this is not so much a burden as a choice, that he has pared away any qualities extraneous to his political advancement..."
A must read for proponents, opponents, and those of us who don't know what to think about the Senate's Minority Leader.