May 9, 2016
‘Bill Kristol’s kind of like Matthew McConaughey’
Michael Warren Davis writes:
Everyone seems to hate his work, and yet he keeps getting more of it.
The worst part is that The Weekly Standard, on the whole, isn’t a bad magazine. Steven Hayes is a decent commentator, albeit in the way David Brooks is a serious conservative thinker: He uses a lot of words to say nothing in particular, so he’s never really wrong. Kristol, to his credit, has been more forthright in his opinions; but he’s never been right about any subject he’s weighted in on. He said the Iraq War would last two months. He said it would cow Syria and bring the Palestinians to the negotiating table with Israel. And it goes on and on.
But now it looks like Kristol is using his role as the right’s dupe-in-residence to his advantage…