It’s not you, David…

it’s them:

After criticizing Republican Party leaders for their total opposition to President Obama’s health-care plans, former Bush speechwriter David Frum announced that his relationship with the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank was terminated.

Come to the Dark Side, David… we have cookies.  And facts!  Lots of facts!

UPDATE: At least they gave him a few days to empty out his desk rather than throwing all his stuff out on the front lawn.

16 Responses to “It’s not you, David…”


  1. 1 skdadl Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Gosh. They offered him a chance to work for free in place of the paid gig.

    Ahem. Well, they probably just want to see other people — you know how it is, jj.

  2. 2 Torontonian Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    There may be a vacancy in Canadian talk radio like CFRB or CJAD for example.

    You’d think that Frank Carlucci and the Carlyle Group would find a place for you. Tsk tsk, you’ve been almost set out
    at the curb for recycling.

    Fox News to the rescue perhaps?

  3. 3 Reality Bites Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Certainly not Fox – he doesn’t fit their style. He’s not a complete idiot.

  4. 4 willysnapp Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Gee. I hope he can afford health insurance now that he’s unemployed.

  5. 5 Alison Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Well said, JJ.
    How long do you suppose before he has a regular gig at CBC?

  6. 6 Jasper Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Go ahead David, go join the ‘Dead Babies R Us’ crew…

  7. 7 Antonia Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Oh cute. A brother and sister team in the Senate.

  8. 8 Reality.Bites Friday, March 26, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Of all the things I can’t forgive the Religious Right for, having to be on the same side as David Frum tops the list! ;)

  9. 9 JJ Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

    skdadl

    Well, they probably just want to see other people — you know how it is, jj.

    Indeed I do. It’s all glorious, Long Walks on the Beach, dining by candle light while planning the next big War, then one day your beloved starts pinning tea bags to his hat and before you know it you’re waking up with a total stranger.

  10. 10 JJ Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Torontonian

    Fox News to the rescue perhaps?

    Somehow I doubt it. Frum’s critique included a scathing little line about how the GOP thought Fox worked for them and discovered that they actually work for Fox News, and what’s good for Fox is bad for the GOP.

    Frum is right, of course, but it’s considered bad form to say it out loud.

  11. 11 JJ Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9:48 am

    RB

    Certainly not Fox – he doesn’t fit their style. He’s not a complete idiot.

    Exactly. Also as I said to Torontonian above, he committed the sin of being publicly honest about the Fox/GOP relationship. It’s the love that dare not speak its name! ;)

  12. 12 JJ Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    willysnapp – I doubt he has to worry about health insurance. Most of the people against reform are the people that can afford to pay top dollar for cadillac insurance. Besides, if he’s still a Canadian citizen, he can always move back home!

  13. 13 JJ Friday, March 26, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Alison

    How long do you suppose before he has a regular gig at CBC?

    The meter is ticking. We should start a “Frum to the CBC” pool.

  14. 14 JJ Friday, March 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Jasper

    Go ahead David, go join the ‘Dead Babies R Us’ crew…

    Frum is a fiscal con/neocon, and already on the record as being pro-choice.

    A lot of people don’t understand that neoconservatives couldn’t care less about social issues like abortion and gay marriage. The neocon movement started with a bunch of liberals breaking ranks over foreign policy.

    And that’s your Politics 101 lesson for today.

  15. 15 JJ Friday, March 26, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Antonia

    Oh cute. A brother and sister team in the Senate.

    I doubt if he’s quite ready to give up on US politics just yet.

  16. 16 RossK Friday, March 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Alison asked, and JJ said….

    How long do you suppose before he has a regular gig at CBC?….

    The meter is ticking. We should start a “Frum to the CBC” pool…..

    Me, I say, it is very possible that the Harpoon might actually let Frum run the CBC

    ______

    All snark aside, I have a very different take on this…..Essentially, I can’t help but wonder if this is all orchestrated so that the real Mr. Frum can go to sleep while he builds up his faux bonafides as a ‘fair-minded/reasonable’ conservative pundit so that he can re-awaken in real form when demonstrable falsehoods frenzy starts all over again.

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