Bill Kristol, New Columnist for the N.Y. Times:

Kristol has joined David Brooks as a conservative voice on the Times' op-ed pages. They have a lot in common: Jewish New Yorkers with elite educational and high-powered political credentials, and fellow believers in "National Greatness" (i.e., Big Government) (neo)conservatism. I can't help but think that the Times' editors' thought process is something like this: if I absolutely had to talk to a conservative Republican at a cocktail party, who would it be?