Bye, Bye, Bill

Bill Kristol, who has been a guest on this show many times, will no longer write a weekly column for The New York Times. And as Richard Perez-Pena writes, Kristol went out with a whimper, not a bang:

A single sentence printed below Mr. Kristol's column in Monday's paper broke the news: "This is William Kristol's last column." His column, itself, made no reference to his departure, and the paper did not release a statement.

A few months ago, George Packer, of The New Yorker, showed some clairvoyance. In "After Kristol," a post on his blog, Interesting Times, Packer argued that Kristol "didn't take his column seriously," and that "it's time for the newspaper to move on."

He went on to suggest some replacements: Peggy Noonan, Michael Gerson, and Andrew Sullivan, to name a few.

What do you think? Who should replace Bill Kristol?

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