A lesson in nepotism.
A week or so ago, Andrew Sullivan accused Nancy Pelosi and Harold Ford of being beneficiaries of nepotism, showing a disregard for what nepotism really is. Paul Krugman today shows us the true meaning of the word and why it is wrong.
America, we all know, is the land of opportunity. Your success in life depends on your ability and drive, not on who your father was.
Just ask the Bush brothers. Talk to Elizabeth Cheney, who holds a specially created State Department job, or her husband, chief counsel of the Office of Management and Budget. Interview Eugene Scalia, the top lawyer at the Labor Department, and Janet Rehnquist, inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services. And don’t forget to check in with William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, and the conservative commentator John Podhoretz.
Let’s also not forget Tucker Carlson, Jonah Goldberg, Michael Kelly, and L. Brent Bozell.
Later today, Micky Kaus will criticize Krugman for dangling a participle, which will negate everything that Krugman wrote. Count on it.