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uncle ebeneezer
01-26-2009, 06:35 PM
http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2009/01/against_craziness.php

bjkeefe
01-27-2009, 01:44 AM
http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2009/01/against_craziness.php

Heh.

The joke aside, that's a good post. Thanks for the link. I especially liked these lines:

Honestly, one thing that drives me crazy is the idea that “x drives liberals crazy” is a form of praise for a conservative writer.

But that’s not just a matter of finding “someone” who can do it, but of trying to frame the job in such-and-such a way — I bet there are a lot of people on the right who could do a good job if a good job is what they were being asked by editors to do. The Times seems to have decided when it hired Kristol that what the page needed was a direct channel to Conservative Movement Central Command or something, but it would be easy enough to save money and just republish Bill O’Reilly transcripts occasionally if that’s what you want to do.

That says better than I did (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/01/you-know-i-dont-usually-long-for-death.html) what the real complaint about Kristol is -- it's not the political leanings we mind, it's the lack of worthwhile argument that he, and people like him, offer.