The Corner

The Zookeeper

Bill Frist has an op-ed in today’s Washington Post headlined “The Zoo I Know.” Sounds like a provocative piece on what it’s like to be Senate Majority Leader. Except that it’s really about (drumroll please) the National Zoo in D.C. I suppose it’s okay for political leaders to have pet causes (no pun intended), but I wish Frist would spend more time figuring out how to get Bush’s judicial nominees confirmed and federal budgets trimmed.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.