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The Hagel Nomination

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Andrew Sullivan discovers that Bill Kristol once favored the “anti-Israel” appeaser as George W. Bush’s vice president. Gak! 

Sully also compares and contrasts Hagel and Kristol on Iraq. By the way, I just love the way Kristol just…opines conclusively, as if he knows something, that Saddam has lost his support among Iraqi Sunnis. Oh, the blather, the blather!

One question for Andrew, though: When you go behind the paywall, will I still be able to link to you?

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destor23
destor23

You're safe on linking.  Unsafe on answering the real question... is there not a credible Democrat for this job, with anti-war views, available for the job?  When I ask that question I get the very weak "it doesn't matter that they have a D after their name," reply.  It does matter, though.  I voted for a Democratic president to pursue that party's goals.  Hagel is right on Israel and Iran.  But there's more to the world than that.

Give this much power to a Republican and you;ll get a republican result.  It's simple.


jmac
jmac

Sullivan has said his site will be open to all.   But those that pay can click on the "read more" while those that don't pay  can't.  I for one am not paying to see where the View of the Week originated.  

KevinGroenhagen
KevinGroenhagen

Speaking of blather:


"Sarah Palin’s fantasy America–is a different place now, changing for the worse, overrun by furriners of all sorts: Latinos, South Asians, East Asians, homosexuals…to say nothing of liberated, uppity blacks.... Finally, I should say that the things that scare the teabaggers–the renewed sense of public purpose and government activism, the burgeoning racial diversity, urbanity and cosmopolitanism–are among the things I find most precious and exhilarating about this country."

http://swampland.time.com/2009/09/16/yes-its-racism-but-its-complicated/

Mark Steyn took on the bloviator of this blather in "After America": "Joe Klein finds 'the burgeoning racial diversity, urbanity and cosmopolitanism' of American so "exhilarating' that he lives in Pelham, New York, which is 87.33 percent white. By contrast, Sarah Palin's racist xenophobic hick town of Wasilla, Alaska, is 85.46 percent white."


As far as "teabaggers," I'll repeat my observation that that term is used by unattractive women and effeminate men. Joe Klein is no exception to this observation.

PaulDirks
PaulDirks

But notice how it doesn't occur to Joe to link directly to ThinkProgress...


PaulDirks
PaulDirks

My understanding is that links will NOT collide with the paywall.


fitty_three
fitty_three

[Kristol] 

Houston?

[control]

Roger

[Kristol]

Teh Stupidity has landed.

[control]

Roger that. We copy.


Ohiolib
Ohiolib

A better question is, "Why should any of us give a sh!t about what Kristol says?"

sacredh
sacredh

"One question for Andrew, though: When you go behind the paywall, will I still be able to link to you?"

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Andrew: SHOW ME THE MONEY!

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@KevinGroenhagen Since Palin has the unattractive women part covered, guess that would make you the effeminate man. Guess that's why you try to perpetuate the Marine fantasy.

PaulDirks
PaulDirks

But then again, I already ponied up.....