Like all of the NYT columnists, Gail Collins has been uneven, but I think she's been a good addition. Check out this bloggy point-blank shot to the voters' heads. :
I am an independent and looking for a president with integrity. Should I vote for John McCain or Barack Obama?
Didn’t we all swear to stop picking the candidate who would be most fun to go on a picnic with? You’re torn between the guy who’s been against the war from the beginning and the guy who’s willing to stay in Iraq for 100 years? Between the guy who wants to pay for a $50 billion-a-year health care program by eliminating tax cuts for the wealthy, and the guy who wants to keep the tax cuts and pay for them by cutting the budget? Get a grip.