>> Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The Weekly Kristol does indeed set the gold standard, among other things usefully demonstrating the distinction between a conservative publication and a straightforward extension of the Republican Party. My personal favorite:
McCain should feel vindicated. His choice of Palin as his running mate has turned out extraordinarily well. There's never been a national candidate like her, a mother of five from the boondocks who grins as she skewers her opponents. More important, she's given a significant gift to McCain. She's improved his chances of winning.
Not-sadly, no! Which, in fairness, does demonstrate that their Republican hackery has some limits. After all, writers actually concerned with the electoral fortunes of the Republican Party would be trying to make Palin a pariah, but the Standard is still fully in the tank.