On Sunday afternoon Weekly Standard editor and New York Times columnist Bill Kristol — in an email exchange with Big Hollywood — agreed to debate Matt Damon on his Hollywood home turf after being informed the 38-year old actor ridiculed Kristol in an interview in the Miami Herald.
“He’s an idiot — he wrote that we should be grateful to George Bush because he won the Iraq war. We! Won! The! War!”
As the sponsor of the event, Big Hollywood is offering $100,000 to Damon (or to the charity or carbon credit of his choice) to publicly debate Kristol at a mutually agreed upon time, date and venue.
Certainly this must be the new low for the man the National Review calls “among the most intelligent, creative, and articulate conservative voices in America” is now reduced to proving his intellectual rigor debating the star of Stuck on You. Even better, it is even money he will lose the debate. For an encore, maybe he can challenge Tonya Harding on the Man Show.
Say it again to yourself- “Among the most intelligent, creative, and articulate conservative voices in America.”
*** Update ***
What Ken Layne said.