It was brief, but it really happened. Fox News, and now ABC News contributor, Bill Kristol was actually right about something. As we’ve observed over the years, whatever Kristol says, the opposite must be true. Some of his greatest hits include:
–”Barack Obama is not going to beat Hillary Clinton in a single Democratic primary. I’ll predict that right now.”
–1993 was the “high water mark” of the LGBT rights movement.
–After encouraging Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to invoke Bill Ayers in his campaign for president, Kristol chastised the campaign for doing exactly that, calling it “stupid” politics.
–”[The Iraq War] will clarify who was right and who was wrong about weapons of mass destruction. [...] It will reveal the aspirations of the people of Iraq, and expose the truth about Saddam’s regime.”
Kristol is also one of two or three conservative operatives who scouted and pitched Sarah Palin as a rising star in the GOP, urging McCain to select her as his running-mate in 2008.
However, on Sunday’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, following a video clip of Palin in which she hamfistedly demanded Obama’s impeachment, Kristol observed that no “responsible” elected official has called for the impeachment of President Obama.
No responsible elected official has called for impeachment. And the one problem with it of course is get Joe Biden as president.
Given the stopped-watch phenomenon, Kristol was destined to trip and fall onto a correct statement at some point. Yet the fact that his hand-picked candidate is one of the primary screechers calling for impeachment underscores how wrong he was about Palin. He was so wrong about her that — sorry, Bill — it cancels out his rightness on the irresponsibility of Republicans who are leaning on the jolly, candy-like impeachment button. Sure, Palin isn’t currently an office-holder, but the fact that her views are perfectly in line with elected officials who are, indeed, irresponsible speaks volumes about her, not to mention one of her earliest benefactors: Bill Kristol.