Our friend and former colleague Kevin Hassett is being accused by the folks at The Weekly Standard of being the author of the op-ed.
Bill Kristol has been pushing the idea:
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) September 5, 2018
And Hassett shows up on this Weekly Standard list of likely culprits.
But Kevin has strenuously denied it, and as all of us who count him as a friend know, he is a person of honesty and integrity. So case closed. Plus, he’s not the type of guy who would go in to serve an administration and then undermine it through spectacular subterfuge. He’d simply quit. Finally, lest there be any doubt, Kevin on Yahoo Finance this morning said that if it’s him, he releases the Times to share his name with the public.
Please, time to drop this ridiculous theory.