Monday, June 02, 2008

Kristol Meth

Bill Kristol has quite a few prominent platforms. He can get himself on the teevee when he wants, he has a magazine, he has a column in the now mostly ridiculous New York Times op-ed page. He has had, over the past several years, hundreds of opportunities to make a plea to his young conservative readers to join the military. It's possible he's done this at some point, but this is one of those things I've paid attention to and I've never seen it. In fact, I've never noticed any prominent conservative person or outlet encouraging people to join the military. Again, perhaps they have, but I have paid attention to this issue and haven't seen it.

On this Monday morning, what does Billy K use his prominent platform for? A call to service? Of course not. He uses it to criticize Barack Obama for what he himself has long failed to do.