As is the case from time to time, I agree with him. Liberals need to be willing to reform government in order to regain the people's trust of it. But true reform is something that conservatives might not welcome, since modern conservatism draws its political plutonium from hatred of government, rather than from any positive ideas of its own.
You want to reform government, Mr. Brooks? We're already on board. Your cats are the ones you need to herd. Good luck!