U.S. News & World Report’s Bonnie Erbe blogs about something Bill Kristol said on yesterday’s Fox News Sunday…
Magazine editor, TV commentator, and New York Times columnist William Kristol made one of the most nonsensical and uselessly offensive of them all over the weekend, however, on Fox News Sunday. Call it what you will: a brain cramp, a minor stroke, an unforgivably loose-tongued moment, an inept attempt at humor. Whatever it was, it was offensive:
Kristol: Look, the only people for Hillary Clinton are the Democratic establishment and white women. The Democratic establishment—it would be crazy for the Democratic Party to follow an establishment that’s led it to defeat year after year. White women are a problem, that’s, you know—we all live with that. [laughter]
Juan Williams (National Public Radio correspondent and Fox News contributor): Not me!
Brit Hume (moderator): Bill, for the record, I like white women.
Kristol: I know, I shouldn’t have said that.
No, Bill, you shouldn’t have. First of all, neocons’ stock is remarkably low in Washington circles these days, as they are being deservedly blamed for the failed invasion of Iraq. Why go turn off for no apparently good reason a sizable chunk of the American population?