The NYT's failed Bill Krisol experiment, cont'd

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For those watching the calender, only three weeks left until Kristol's contract runs up with the Times. Gawker's Alex Pareene is guessing there will not be a renewal:

What the New York Times needs is semi-reasonable token conservatives on its op-ed pages. Ones, like David Brooks, who occasionally wander slightly off the reservation to promote some mildly independent view, or ones like William Safire who are nakedly intellectually dishonest but smart and weasley enough to get away with it. Kristol, a lightweight, was not up to the task. His very first column was not only headlined "President Mike Huckabee?" but it warranted an immediate embarrassing correction (a rarity on the op-ed page).

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