You know what? Appointing Bill Kristol as a New York Times op-ed columnist is pretty much the worst idea ever. Guess what? We all already know what the one-time chief of staff for Dan Quayle thinks. We've heard it all. Are we expecting great original thoughts from someone who really thought the Iraq war was a totally super idea? "His work will undoubtedly be provocative in this election year," said editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal in the press release. No, actually, we can doubt that, as it'll be exactly what we expect it to be. There have gotta be younger, more interesting, better-thinking conservatives than this. (And it's not a fear of "opposing viewpoints," for Chrissakes. He's just a ninny.) [NYT]