Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Circle of Life

Last night at the American Enterprise Institute's Annual Neoconservative Nepotism Awards -- the "Neppies" as industry insiders refer to them -- infamous nepotism-hater/beneficiary, Bill Kristol, climbed as far up Bibi Netanyahu's ass as his tiny legs would carry him.

From The Jewish Journal with emphasis added to underscore how much Bloody Billy Kristol really, really hates having someone on the White House who won't return his phone calls:
Daily Kickoff: Netanyahu visits CAP today; honored by AEI last night

by Jewish Insider

Approximately 2,000 guests of the American Enterprise Institute gathered at the National Building Museum last night as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, donning a blue tie at the black tie affair, was honored with the Irving Kristol Award. After being introduced by Bill Kristol as the "preeminent leader of the free world," Netanyahu joked "I'm not used to receiving such awards in Israel."...
In the Six Degrees of David Brooks game this plays out like so...

Today David Brooks' former employer giving an award named for David Brooks' former employer's daddy to David Brooks' son's boss.   Which I have high confidence will soon be reported in David Brooks' former employer's son-in-law's "newspaper".

One helluva social safety net these boys have.  


Timothy Hosler said...

You did a great job of lassoing that together ! Dry with a sweet finish . Go Driftglass !

Unsalted Sinner said...

This forces me to bring out once more this classic anecdote, c/o Paul Campos (the original webpage is sadly no longer available):

Which brings me to this charming vignette, courtesy of blog commenter Harry Hopkins:

"I remember back in the late 1990s, when Ira Katznelson, an eminent political scientist at Columbia, came to deliver a guest lecture. Prof. Katznelson described a lunch he had with Irving Kristol during the first Bush administration.

"The talk turned to William Kristol, then Dan Quayle’s chief of staff, and how he got his start in politics. Irving recalled how he talked to his friend Harvey Mansfield at Harvard, who secured William a place there as both an undergrad and graduate student; how he talked to Pat Moynihan, then Nixon’s domestic policy adviser, and got William an internship at the White House; how he talked to friends at the RNC [Republican National Committee] and secured a job for William after he got his Harvard Ph.D.; and how he arranged with still more friends for William to teach at Penn and the Kennedy School of Government.

"With that, Prof. Katznelson recalled, he then asked Irving what he thought of affirmative action. ‘I oppose it,’ Irving replied. ‘It subverts meritocracy.’ "