Why is the catch of the day always someone on the left? I know the right is in an anti-intellectual mood right now, but surely every once in a while someone on the right would nail a catch of the day anyway.
Fair call! I've looked, but haven't (IIRC, there might have been one) come across anything that I thought fit. Anyone who does see something that would work should email me, & I'll use it.
Is there a conservative pundit as sarcastic as Chait who Bernstein could stand to read?
Kylopod, is there a conservative pundit as sarcastic as Chait that /you/ could stand to read?I ask as someone who greatly dislikes Chait, but can understand why people such as our host like him. Yes, Chait may be puerile sometimes. He may have a tendency towards defensiveness. He may be a bastion of "serious-person"-warmed-over-Inside-the-Beltway-cocktail-party-received-wisdom. But he is sort of an interesting cross breed of Washington Insider, Political Scientist, Center-left Partisan and Policy Wonk which I would obviously attract Benstein's attention. Is there a sarcastic conservative that could similarly pique Bernstein's interest?
I love Chait. I've loved him since "The Case for Bush Hatred," and my love deepened with his book The Big Con. Not the Barnes-Rubio kind of love, mind you, just the political nerd kind. He is in no way your standard cocktail inside-the-beltway pundit. He's not even a typical TNR type.I have to say, though, that he is sarcastic, and I can't think of any similarly sarcastic conservative who any self-respecting liberal would be able to stand reading. I associate conservative sarcasm with being totally off the mark (as in, "You actually think government can improve health care?"), whereas Chait is usually very on-target.
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