Sad. There’s just no other word for it:
On Fox News Sunday this morning, Weekly Standard editor William Kristol and conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer attacked former Vice President Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize win, calling him “anti-American” and derisively claiming that he got the award for “nothing” but “bloviating about global warming.
Time was when Krauthammer and Kristol were leading lights of the conservative movement–someone who you could respect for being wrong for the right reasons. Kristol is a regular TV commentator and former chief of staff to the vice President and former member of the GMU Board of Visitors when I worked there.
Krauthammer is also a well-known conservative commentator, but now all he’s got to say is:
“Al Gore now joins the ranks of Yasser Arafat, the father of modern terrorism.”
Actually he joins the ranks of Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Henry Kissinger, and Teddy Roosevelt. And When Arafat won he was joined by Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, respectively Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel.