Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Washington Post Hires Neoconservative Jennifer Rubin!

Jennifer Rubin is one of the very best writers working today, and Commentary's losing a leading light of neoconservative analysis. She's hot.

John Podhoretz has the official announcement: "
To Jennifer Rubin, the Fondest of Farewells."

R.S. McCain adds this: "
WaPo Makes an Excellent Decision: Jennifer Rubin Hired as Blogger." And Ben Smith has the background, "Rubin to Post":
The Washington Post, a bit bruised from its adventures in the liberal blogosphere, has hired Commentary's prolific Jennifer Rubin, one of the hardest-line conservative hawks around on national security issues in general and Israel in particular ...

Rubin is a staunch advocate of American military action against Iran and harsh Obama critic. She's also a frequent target of the left, branded the "La Pasionara of the neocons" by Joe Klein.

Smith fails to cite the title of Klein's post, which is more indicative of the left's antipathy toward Jennifer Rubin: "Bigoted Religious Extremists."

And a TPM demonization is right behind Joe Klein: "
Wash Post Loses Mind: New Hire is Muslim Hating Extremist" (via Memeorandum).

And to cap it off is epic asshole and FDL resident racist
In the run up to Our Glorious Iraqi Adventure, Condoleezza Rice once reportedly dismissed comments by Doug “The Fucking Stupidest Guy On The Face Of The Earth” Feith by saying “Thanks Doug, but when we want the Israeli position we’ll invite the ambassador.”

I assume that the WaPo knows that this is Jennifer Rubin’s default setting.