Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Six Best Words I've Read in the Past Week

This is William Kristol's last column.

Oh, if only. He'll be spewing crap like this somewhere else really soon. But at least he won't be defiling the Times with it anymore.

Times readers howled with fury when they announced that this Bush-apologist lightweight hack was given a forum in the Paper of Record. Conservatives screamed that Times readers were so blinded by Bush hatred and their own suffocating liberalism that they couldn't abide an alternate viewpoint.

I can abide an alternate viewpoint just fine. What I can't abide is someone who so clearly spews bullshit, someone who so obviously is not a thinker but a propagandist, someone who has been so demonstrably wrong about so much for so long and still claims to have been right about everything. And gets paid for it to boot, as if he's some kind of expert.

I rarely agree with George Will, but I read him because he's intelligent and attempts to make a rational, honest case for his positions. He does his homework and knows what he's talking about. And he's not afraid to say when something a Republican does is not exactly conservative. Or honest, for that matter. He makes me think. You'll never hear Bill Kristol doing anything but carrying water for the Bushies and their ideological minions.

I almost never actually read Kristol's columns. Why? Not because I was afraid I might learn something, but because no matter the topic I already knew what he was going to say. And it wasn't going to be said artfully, either. All I'd get out of it was anger, or annoyance at best. He never once disappointed me in that regard. Get out the cookie cutter. It's time for Bill's latest column. You've read one, you've read 'em all.

Could the Times not find one intellectual conservative in this country to fill a few hundred words a week? Is it really that difficult? Or is the answer to that question the real problem with conservatism right now?

Good riddance, you stupid lying shitbag. You will not be missed.


Mrs. Chili said...

Honestly, Honey - where do you get the time to READ so much?

If I asked REALLY nicely, would you do a sort of weekly round-up of the good stuff you read? I usually go where you point me, but I don't keep regular company unless something really grabs me.

MAB said...

Same place you get the time to write so much. You find time for what interests you. If I had more time, I'd read a lot more.

A weekly round-up, hmmm... I'll ponder the ease-to-efficacy ratio of that one.