Much more from Tom Maguire. You could make a pretty good case that 1960s-era radical chic is the new establishment. (see also: the Clintons, John Kerry, wide swatches of academia and judges, etc.) But that’s really putting the bohemian into the bourgeois, to borrow David Brooks’ theme.
Update: “My advice to the Obama people: ‘proceed with extreme caution.’ They don’t want to get into a discussion of character and background. They are opening a door that they will not be able to close.”