Like Ann Coulter, Ross Douthat (pronounced "Dow-thut") has made a career of scapegoating liberals. Douthat is Catholic. His mother is writer Patricia Snow, and his father, Charles Douthat, was a partner for many years in the New Haven law firm Jacobs & Jacobs.
Posted by Roy Edroso
March 11, 2009
To replace ... conservative [Bill] Kristol, the New York Times has engaged rightblogger Ross Douthat of The Atlantic.
A colleagues kvells; the Times seems excited at how young their new columnist is (Only 29! Why, Scotty Reston was still a copy-boy at 29!) Douthat's old archives at The American Scene, the publisher of his most hilarious material, appear to be scrubbed, but to get a sense of what you Times readers in for, here are some of his available greatest hits:
Douthat complains that liberal novelists won't write about Republican heroes (
Douthat explains why he would vote for Diaperepublican David Vitter before he'd vote for Barack Obama (
Douthat reasons that even sex-and-swears-soaked TV shows like The Sopranos are really conservative and evangelicals should watch them (
Douthat bemoans the moral hazard posed by Jennifer Aniston's waxed pubic hair (
Douthat philosophizes on why, in his experience, women "have a certain amount of difficulty having orgasms."
We could do this all day, but don't want to spend another minute reviewing Douthat's work. (Oh, okay, one more: here's Douthat begging somebody to dig up another Bill Clinton sex scandal.)
In short, he's a little crazier than Kristol, not to mention much more Jesus-y, and his appointment will probably have the same galvanic effect on our culture as Michael Steele's historic election to chairman of the RNC. Photo via The Atlantic.