April 22, 2009

Bradley Foundation Rewards Bill Kristol’s FAIL

The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation gives away boatloads of dollar bills every year to conservative orgs and people so that they can continue to be wrong about issues and still get paid

The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation gives away boatloads of dollar bills every year to conservative orgs and people so that they can continue to be wrong about issues and still get paid. So it’€™s no wonder why yesterday the Foundation decided to award conservative columnist and FOXNews commentator Bill Kristol with a $250,000 award. TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS!

TO BE WRONG!

ALL THE TIME!

Here’€™s just a few classic gems from Kristol:

  • ‘€œThere’s been a certain amount of pop sociology in America … that the Shia can’t get along with the Sunni and the Shia in Iraq just want to establish some kind of Islamic fundamentalist regime. There’s almost no evidence of that at all. Iraq’s always been very secular.” April 4, 2003
  • ‘€œThe first two battles of this new era are now over. The battles of Afghanistan and Iraq have been won decisively and honorably.’€ April 28, 2003.
  • “Barack Obama is not going to beat Hillary Clinton in a single Democratic primary. I’ll predict that right now.” December 17, 2006.

I’€™ll just let you google ‘€œBill Kristol wrong’€ so you can rummage through the piles of thought-garbage created by a man who is now $250,000 more rich than he was at the beginning of the week.

And I guess this all begs the question: which is worse, Bill Kristol being wrong about everything always, or the Bradley Foundation for rewarding him?

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.

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