Jim: I’ve looked at that 2004 NYT piece you had stored in your mind’s computer and found no references to Kristol being squishy on life issues, just in typical fashion taking up John Kerry on his call for sending more troops to Iraq — what in due course came to be known as the Surge, which surely saved our bacon in that war. That was Kristol’s top priority — but I didn’t detect any change in his social thinking in order to get it realized. Frankly, I can imagine a number of other reasons why Kristol would prefer a liberal to Pat Buchanan even though both are staunchly pro-life.
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