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29 Jan 2012 23:09


Politics: Conservative columnist: Newt, please shut up

  • Time is not Newt Gingrich’s friend, because the more time he has, the more he talks.
  • George Will on “This Week”• Regarding the hazardous effects of Newt Gingrich’s prolonged loquacity. Will was reacting in part to Gingrich’s allegation, made earlier on the same show, that Mitt Romney is a “maniacal liar.”  Just last month, Gingrich had pledged to run “a positive campaign focused on our country’s future;” guess that’s easy to say when you’re the frontrunner.  source

23 Oct 2011 21:06


Politics: George Will nails supremely unflattering description of Mitt Romney

  • It has a lot to do with Romney. He is rising as more and more Republicans come to the conclusion that the Republican Party has found its Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology.
  • George Will • Discussing the rise of Herman Cain on ABC’s “This Week,” and in the process dropping a welt-producing comment about Mitt Romney — a comparison to Michael Dukakis, perhaps the weakest presidential candidate in the past 25 years. Expect this line to crop up again during the campaign, because it’s not a flattering comparison, especially coming from the guy who doesn’t like blue jeanssource

22 Nov 2009 22:56


Politics: Max Headroom: Abortion, George Will and enemy combatants

  • Debbie does Fox Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a pro-choice Democrat, made a pitch for abortion – and equality in health care for women – on Fox News. Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked if she’d get the Stupak amendment – the key to the House bill passing – overturned, and she said yes. That’s a lefty for ya.
  • No mincing words On ABC’s “This Week,” George Stephanopoulos asked whether Sarah Palin advanced her political career thanks to the hype around “Going Rogue.” George Will – a dusty old conservative, by the way – quipped that what Palin is doing is “not politics.” Damn, he let her have it.
  • Pressure pointWhen Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Attorney General Eric Holder about enemy combatants facing civilian trials through history, it was like a pin prick. CNN speculates Holder knew the answer, but knew it’d hurt politically – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would remain in jail no matter the outcome.

16 Apr 2009 20:54


Offbeat: This quote on denim was clearly written by a very old man

  • Denim is the carefully calculated costume of people eager to communicate indifference to appearances. But the appearances that people choose to present in public are cues from which we make inferences about their maturity and respect.
  • George Will • A conservative columnist who clearly needs to STFU already, because only two people think like you. The other guy is the one whose column you ripped off to write yours. • source