Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kristol: Rather be wrong than gone

I'm so old I remember when being wrong would keep you off the teevee. Not any more. The King of Quackery, Krazy Bill Kristol suffers no consequence for being so wrong his own father is embarrassed. Worse yet, he apparently does it on purpose. So he can stay in the spotlight.
“He would rather take an interesting wrong position than a dull correct one,” says a longtime neocon who did not want to be named because the two are friendly. Several people who know Kristol describe his Palin boosterism—his very public campaign to persuade John McCain to put her on the Republican ticket—as a schoolboy-like infatuation, sparked when a Weekly Standard cruise docked in Juneau. [...] “Bill’s a very close friend of mine, but he does an awful lot of things just to get publicity,” says one prominent Republican who also did not want to be named for fear of offending Kristol. [...]

Even his father had his qualms. “My poor son has got it wrong again,” he sometimes lamented to an old family friend.
I'd have more sympathy for Irving if he didn't create this monster. He's the one that dumped his son into the arms of the wingnut welfare system so they could pretend he has acheived something, no matter what the cost to civil society.

[More posts daily at The Detroit News]

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Blogger Ruth said...

Since being wrong on facts is okay with the base, as long as your ideology doesn't change to fit with actuality, the pundits continue to be systematically wrong advisors to the public.

10:21:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thing is the base forms its false convictions on the bad advice of wrong pundits. Kind of vicious cycle.

12:26:00 PM  

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