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January 02, 2008

I Made A Joke!

I think my explanation of why William Kristol is like a four-foot, 65-pound eight year-old Korean boy is pretty funny (scroll down).

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at January 2, 2008 05:49 PM

Yeah, but he misspelled your name:

In the same spirit as Schwartz, UC-Berkeley economics professor Brad Delong wrote...

Posted by: SteveB at January 2, 2008 07:27 PM

Well, if I shot everyone who misspelled my name like that I'd never get anything else done.

I did have him shot, but I just want to be clear I can't do that for everyone.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at January 2, 2008 08:11 PM

I'll bet the Koreans are pissed now.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 2, 2008 08:59 PM

"Rosenthal continues to produce one of the most intelligent and fiercely antiwar editorial pages in America"?

Posted by: buermann at January 2, 2008 09:33 PM

buermann, couldn't that be (sad but) true though? What are some better ones? I honestly don't know, since I'm not subscribed to any papers.

Posted by: StO at January 3, 2008 09:28 AM

Death of irony, indeed. The right-wingers who despise affirmative action and "diversity" are the first to demand that mainstream media hire a conservative -- any conservative -- so they can see someone like themselves in the paper or on TV.

Posted by: Whistler Blue at January 3, 2008 09:50 AM

One question about the "Bill Kristol is a four-foot 65-pound eight year-old Korean boy" analogy:

If the problem with Kristol is not his "conservatism", but the fact that he's a lightweight, what "heavyweight" should the Times have hired in his place?

At this point, I honestly don't know who could fill the role of "principled conservative" columnist at the Times, since having any actual conservative principles would place you in opposition to the entire Republican Party and everything it now stands for.

Remember, in the eyes of the Times the entire political spectrum consists of Democrats and Republicans. And if the Times feels they have to fill a "Republican" slot, well, they're all pretty much lightweights.

Posted by: SteveB at January 3, 2008 11:36 AM

To me, Bill Kristol's major sin is that, like Tom Friedman, he has not had a single idea, ever, that I didn't already know. That those guys are dangerous only proves that cliches and platitudes can be dangerous, too. I bet I can write a Kristol column faster than he can. Which, in the arrogance department, is like saying I can puke faster than Paris Hilton.

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at January 3, 2008 12:16 PM

They just needed someone to make Brooks look human.

Posted by: Richard S at January 3, 2008 03:38 PM