William Kristol likes the crazy:
In an essay
that's being viewed as an outreach to the Tea Party, he writes:
I was telling a friend about the Philly Tea Party, noting a few eccentric proposals from some of its participants. He commented, “Well, that’s better than talking points.” He’s right. At this moment, bold and seemingly impolitic or impractical ideas are more useful than the diligent repetition of mostly sensible short-term critiques and proposals.
Towards the end, he writes:
... the GOP can be the party of the future as well as the present. It can be the party of fundamental reflection and radical choice as well as the party of day-to-day criticism and opposition. This isn't easy. It can lead to mistakes and missteps, tensions and confusions. But it's what the moment requires.
Conor Friedersdorf scratches his head
Mr. Kristol is calling on the Republican Party to do something radical without saying what, or even seeming to care. His column is a rhetorical blank check ...
My Kristol-radio gets poor reception. Kristol's patronizing of the Tea Party members is more akin to a** kissing, like his earlier "likity-split" endorsement of Sarah Palin.
"Conservative ideas: bold and seemingly impolitic or impractical ideas"
As demonstrated by the eight (8) years of Bush/Cheney.