Billy Kristol

By now, you’ve probably heard that Pinch Sulzberger decided that the left end of the NY Times op-ed page’s foreign policy writers, represented by such notable radicals as Nick Kristof and Tom Friedman, needs to be balanced by Bill Kristol. On a certain level, this isn’t awful news. Kristol is so transparently trigger-happy, and presents arguments so obviously shallow, that it’s unlikely his presence on the page will convince anyone who doesn’t already share his firm conviction that military force can solve any and all problems. On the other hand, this means that Bill Kristol will be paid money to write things, which is a clear affront to justice.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I need to get myself a position on an op-ed page. It doesn’t seem to require a base level of coherence or intelligence, and it pays the big bucks.

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