Kevin Drum asks who should replace Bill Kristol at the NY Times. My first thought was a steaming pile of dog leftovers, then I moved on to Otto from Airplane, both of whom are on equal intellectual footing with Kristol, and probably cost less to pay. I then briefly considered the high comedy of having the entire nation exposed weekly to Jew-baiting neo-McCarthyite Michael Goldfarb’s deep thoughts. I can’t think of anything that would discredit the neo-con movement more than a year of Kristol followed by a year of Goldfarb.
Although in all likelihood, we will end up with someone like David Frum, and he and Brooks can offer dueling banalities every week. As Frum is currently exiting from the National Review, it might already be a done deal.