Brooks on Kristol

BROOKS ON KRISTOL….From the New York Observer:

After last night’s debate, New York Times columnist David Brooks was chatting with a group of people. One of them said: “I hear you hired that conservative Bill Kristol.” David Brooks responded: “More like a pseudoconservative.”

I have to open this one up to the floor. What do you think Brooks meant? He’s not seriously trying to suggest that Kristol doesn’t really represent modern conservatism, is he? I’m stumped.

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