Tuesday, September 2, 2008

How to Spin Like a Pro

How does Bill Kristol sleep at night? From his September 1 column in the New York Times, Kristol writes:

There are Republicans who are unhappy about John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin. Many are insiders who highly value -- who overly value -- "experience."

Well, she is close to Russia. But really, experience is not that important, right Bill?

From his August 25 column in the New York Times, Kristol writes:

The two leading G.O.P. prospects have been Tim Pawlenty, the Minnesota governor, and Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. But with Biden's foreign policy experience as a contrast, could McCain assure voters that the young Pawlenty is ready to take over, if need be, as commander in chief? Also, Biden is a strong and experienced debater. Pawlenty is unproven.


It's awfully tempting for the McCain camp to revisit the possibility of tapping Meg Whitman, the former eBay C.E.O., Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, or Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. But the first two have never run for office, and Palin has been governor for less than two years.

h/t Media Matters


  1. Give Kristol his due. He was Chief of Staff for Dan Quayle. Kristol knows all the really effective ways of getting lipstick onto a pig.

  2. BillyBoy Kristol is part of the "war Party" --and may well be its chief spokesman.

    I do not know Palin's thoughts on continuous war in the Middle East--but if BillyBoy likes her, it's a sign.