Sunday, August 31, 2008

(Miss Wasilla 1984, Sarah Heath.)

Kristol, 06/29: McCain Will Pick Palin;
'Go For The Gold' With Sarah

Either conservative writer Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard and opinion columnist at the New York Times, has a crystal ball, one with remarkable accuracy at predicting the GOP presidential ticket's future, or, he was among John McCain's tight circle of advisers who guided him in choosing Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Here's the pertinent part of the transcript from the June 29 edition of Fox News Sunday:

CHRIS WALLACE (host): Bill, how important the Clintons, and will Bill Clinton stop sulking in his tent like Achilles and behave?

KRISTOL: Psychoanalyzing Bill Clinton is a tough role, a tough task. I think Hillary Clinton was gracious. She's put behind her the horrible sexism and misogyny the Democratic primary voters demonstrated, which I'm appalled by, personally. Never would have happened in the Republican Party. You know, we're -- Republicans are much more open to strong women. And that's why McCain's going to put Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, on the ticket as vice president.

WALLACE: Is that your prediction?

KRISTOL: That's my -- I'm moving from [Louisiana Gov. Bobby] Jindal to Palin. I'm being even bolder. She's fantastic, yeah. You know, she was the point guard on the Alaska state championship high school basketball team in 1982. She could take Obama one-on-one on the court. Be fantastic.

Anyway, I do think -- I actually think Sarah Palin would be a great vice presidential pick, and it would be interesting to actually -- to have a woman on the Republican ticket after Hillary Clinton has come so close and failed on the Democratic side.

JUAN WILLIAMS (National Public Radio correspondent and Fox News contributor): Well, I think -- how about Colin Powell on the McCain ticket? Don't you think that would be a winner?

KRISTOL: No, no, no.


KRISTOL: That's, again, misogynist thinking. You're not --

WILLIAMS: Misogynist thinking.

KRISTOL: I think you've got to go for the gold here with Sarah Palin.

The transcript comes from the people at the Media Matters advocacy organization. And here is a video of that Fox show and Kristol's amazingly correct guess of who the GOP Veep contender would be this year:


Anonymous said...

Of course Kristol was in the "inner circle" who picked Palin. Over at NRO's Corner, he e-mailed in verification that the pick was indeed Palin before it was confirmed by the campaign.

Anonymous said...


He's appalled at the sexism and misoginistic behaviour of the democratic party towards Hillary Clinton.

Did they just wake him up from a 20 year nap?

How does he think the Republicans and their surrogates have been doing to Hillary for that time period.

Anonymous said...

Bill Kristol disgusts me.

This woman is merely a token and this token is going to backfire on them.

Anonymous said...

Who cares?

Anonymous said...

I hate how they treat Juan Williams on Fox News. Have some damn backbone, Juan!

Kristol wrote more recently in the New York Times that McCain should pick Lieberman. So much for his mind-reading skills.

Jack said...

Well, when you consider that Kristol is wrong about everything - always - you can see why they threw him a bone.

He had to get one prediction right when even his supporters are starting to notice that he's always wrong.

Anonymous said...

I understand Bill Cristol will be in a new movie: "Saving
Herman Goering" the staring role will be played by Rush Limbaugh in the title role
and Sean Hannity will play
Himmler and Cristol will play
a Nazi Jew advisor. I can hardly wait to see it.