Here's the trailer for Sarah Palin's new reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska." It premieres in mid-November and will run on Sundays at 9 pm EST. So, you know, don't even try to get in touch with Bill Kristol during that hour. He's gonna be busy. Very very busy.
As a matter of fact, better give him another five or ten minutes afterward, too. For clean up…
"I'd rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office."
Doing what? Standing in front of television cameras? Yes, we know. That's why you quit your job as governor of Sarah Palin's Alaska mid-term.
Tags: Alaska, Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Television, William Kristol
Don't you hate it when you sit down with a guy who you think is all set to blow the lid off one of the most corrupt political organizations in modern history, and then it turns out he just wants to blow?
Stephen Colbert probes this important issue after the jump…
Tags: Eric Massa, Fox, Glenn Beck, House of Representatives, Jon Stewart, Rahm Emanuel, Scandalgate, Sex, Tea Party, The Daily Show, Video, William Kristol
From The Weekly Standard…
[I]t isn't a change an appreciable number of Americans are clamoring for. And even if one understood this change to be rectifying an injustice, the fact is it's an injustice that affects perhaps a few thousand people in a nation of 300 million…
The advocates of repeal say, it's a matter of basic rights. No, it’s not. Leave aside the fact that there are difficult and unresolved questions of how our society should deal in various areas of public policy with questions of sexual orientation. There is no basic right to serve in the military. That's why forms of discrimination we would ban in civilian life are permitted: Women have less opportunity to fight than men. The disabled are discriminated against, as are the short, the near-sighted, and the old.
Advocates of repeal will say sexual orientation is irrelevant to military performance in a way these attributes are not. But this is not clearly true given the peculiar characteristics of military service.
Oh, that's right! Thanks for the reminder.
Tags: DADT, LGBT, Military, William Kristol
Remember that devastatingly interesting and thoughtful Daily Show interview with conservative pundit Cliff May that you pretended you watched all the way through a few months back? Well, that interview almost didn't happen, presumably because May was intimidated by Jon Stewart's sharp wit and superlative physical stature.
You'll never guess who was ultimately responsible for making him go through with it. (Or maybe you will. I don't know you. I don't know anything about you!)…
May had a change of heart after soliciting advice from his friend Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard. "Kristol told me: 'You'll be pleasantly surprised. He doesn't take cheap shots. Jon is smart. You'll do just fine.'" Kristol proved to be right. Stewart's interview of May — a crackling, lengthy debate about where to draw the line between freedom and security — produced one of the most clarifying discussions about torture on television. "Literally, this is the best conversation I've had on this subject anywhere," May told Stewart.
"There is genuine intellectual curiosity," May told New York. "He's a staunch liberal, but he's a thoughtful liberal, and I respect that." May isn't the only conservative gushing about Stewart. While the movement professes a disdain for the "liberal media elite," it has made an exception for the true-blue 46-year-old comedian.
"He always gives you a chance to answer, which some people don't do," says John Bolton, President Bush's ambassador to the United Nations and a Fox News contributor, who went on the show last month. "He's got his perspective, but he's been fair." Says Bolton: "In general, a lot of the media, especially on the left, has lost interest in debate and analysis. It has been much more ad hominem. Stewart fundamentally wants to talk about the issues. That's what I want to do."
Stewart fundamentally wants to talk about the issues, huh?
That's why he's the fake news guy.
Tags: John Bolton, Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, William Kristol
When I heard there was going to be an uncut version of Jon Stewart's interview with Bill Kristol from last night, I got really excited, because I thought maybe the Weekly Standard editor had performed as his hip-hop alter-ego Big Willie Cristal. And while I'm disappointed that's not that case, this is still a great discussion about health care policy.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11pm / 10c.
Tags: Health Care, Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, Video, William Kristol