Shorter David Broder:
To hell with analyzing critical hot issues of the day, like health care, foreign relations, energy policy, the Supreme Court, and civil rights. Instead, let's waste time opining about gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey that won't take place for almost half a year.
Why? Because it's the only place where I can rhapsodize about non-insane Republicans, who, if they win, will allow me to continue to fantasize about bipartisanship at the national level. Even though none of the politicians I write about will have anything to to with governance in Washington D.C.
That's because I, David "The Dean" Broder, will search high and low, East and West, North and South, into the past or at a hypothetical future, anywhere, to find my beloved bipartisanship.
Okay, that wasn't very short. But it's still valid.
If Broder gets any "Shorter" he'll be buried. RIP, David.