Explain this reasoning to me: According to the geniuses at the Times, the governor of Alaska is self-evidently and grossly unqualified to be vice president of the United States, but a pop singer is obviously qualified to be lecturing the world about African civil wars and developmental economics.
Here’s a little insight into the world of the Times op-ed page from editor Andrew Rosenthal:
Though rockers and pop stars are welcome, another group faces an uphill battle on to the New York Times’ editorial page – conservatives. “[US Secretary of State] Condoleezza Rice is a particularly bad op-ed writer,” Rosenthal said. However, the problem doesn’t end there. “The problem with conservative columnists,” Rosenthal said, “is that many of them lie in print.” And they can’t sing.
Liars? That’s a bit cheeky from the newspaper that brought us Walter Duranty and Jayson Blair.
Condoleezza Rice got her PhD when she was 26 and speaks fluent Russian. Bono wears snazzy glasses and can see Ireland from his house.