Any of you remember Democratic Senator Daniel Moynihan? I vaguely do. I recall thinking of him as just another airhead Democrat. This article in City Journal paints a different picture of Moynihan:
"Daniel Patrick Moynihan was a liberal who wasn’t above challenging orthodoxy, for which he occasionally found himself in trouble. His 1965 report on the decline of the black family earned him the enmity of a generation of civil rights activists. They accused him of “victim-blaming.”
Seems there was actually something to like about him although I wouldn't have thought so at the time. I guess that's what happens when all you have is TV and print news to depend on for information and no internet.