Bill Kristol’s cabana boy, Matthew Continetti, is all over the place this week strewing rose petals before the mukluks of the Alaska almost-writer lady. Besides his regular gig at the non-profit Weekly Standard, Continetti has been popping up like a whack-a-mole at the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and now the Washington Post’s Book World.
Continetti begins his Palin tongue bath review in an amusing way:
Like a lot of people, as soon as I got my copy of Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue,” I immediately thought of the German literary critic Hans Robert Jauss.
He really wrote that. For reals.
Surprisingly, Continetti didn’t start off his latest paen to Palin with:
It must be very strange to be
President BushSarah Palin. A (wo)man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, (s)he can’t get anyone to notice. (S)He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his her time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile. Also. Too.
Oh wait. That would have been Ben Domenech.
I get these juice box pundits mixed up all of the time.