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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

NYT columnist nomination

Speculations about whom the NY Times will hire to replace William Kristol as their "second conservative" (assuming they do) here. I think David Frum, whom I admire, would not be best utilized in that spot, being too similar to David Brooks in the scheme of things. Victor Davis Hanson has some interesting things to say, but also too many uninteresting things that could be dismissed as tough-guy wingnuttery. Heather Mac Donald would be an inspired choice, bringing both reportorial skills (in thin supply on the page, post-Safire), a deep knowledge of New York City and an unpredictability that would discombobulate knee-jerk-left-liberal Times readers. (Via Secular Right.)

2 comments:

Gil Weinreich said...

I nominate Ken Silber!

Kenneth Silber said...

William Safire used to say it's not really a full-time job....