We all know one. Perhaps he's a lawyer -- tall with a grizzly voice and the arrogance of a kid who's never fallen off his bike before. Or a Wall Street personality, less blunt but just as obnoxious in his superficiality.
Tom Selleck has found the perfect vehicle to bring him back to prime-time television programming. In the new CBS series "Blue Bloods" he plays the patriarch of a New York City dynasty of police enforcers.
As everyone heads to the polls today, I'm reminded that the CBS series Blue Bloods, about a family of New York cops and lawyers, has become an unlikely balm for my frustration about America's nasty political culture.