One of our Mirror spies spotted NYT conservative columnist David Brooks in a state of semi-exertion last week. It was last Wednesday morning between 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
“I saw David Brooks in work out gear (a grey Michigan tshirt and shorts); unclear if he was running as he was stopped and checking his phone when I saw him but he was right by St. Albans/National Cathedral on 34th St —clearly his hood,” the tipster wrote in.
Here at The Mirror we always like to ask about people’s moods or how they seemed upon being spotted.
“He seemed…distracted,” replied the tipster. “But he was reading his BlackBerry. He did NOT seem sweaty which led me to believe he hadn’t really been working out, [and] it was muggy out!”
The Mirror requested comment from Brooks.
UPDATE: Brooks replied later in the day. He explained, “I usually begin and end my runs at the cathedral, so if I was not sweating it was because I was about to launch off on an ordeal of unimaginable rigor and arduousness.”