It’s been a doleful week around the ranch, so here’s a free laugh–William Kristol, writing in the Weekly Standard about something Ben Carson wrote this week: “Granted, it’s just a Facebook post. But it does suggest qualities of mind and soul that have been sorely missing in recent American public life.”
Never mind that his claims about the so-called “Founding Fathers” are historically incorrect–much like his theories on Holocaust-halting gun-toting Jews and the grain-storage technologies of the ancients. Let us all pause with wonder that one of the self-appointed mandarins from the intellectual wing of the Republican party is 1) paying homage to Ben Carson 2) because of a Facebook post.
Because God and Man at Yale had already been written, I suppose.
(Side note and a warning: do you find that right-wing opinion and “news” sites are the absolute worst for irritating pop-up ads and screen garbage? I do, and I think it’s a sign that these publications have a pretty low opinion of their readership’s average intelligence. Who else puts up with this?)
You almost have to feel sorry for some of the Republicans this year. Almost, if they hadn’t been trolling for the kind of base they’ve got now for half a century, and Bill and his mommy and daddy have been the ones chumming the waters for just about that same period of time. Cue Nelson Muntz here!
You’re still big, Bill–it’s the pictures that got small.