14 Total Quotes

William Kristol Quotes

To the degree that Bush was enamored of a stealth strategy, I have got to believe he has learned there is a real downside.
William Kristol
#Believe

No one has anything against her. But the idea that one is supposed to sacrifice both intellectual distinction and philosophical clarity at the same time is just ridiculous.
William Kristol
#Distinction

Oh, God. . . . It's ludicrous. He should remember it's the party of Lincoln.
William Kristol
#God

He is a strong president ... but he has never really focused on the importance of good execution. I think that is true in many parts of his presidency,
William Kristol
#Execution

For the great majority of voters, it's one team, and if Clinton's popular, Gore's popular; if Clinton's unpopular, Gore's unpopular.
William Kristol
#Majority

I believe ... that both Libby and Rove will be indicted.
William Kristol
#Believe

If you're a conservative, the strongest argument for her is, 'Trust Bush; he knows what he's doing.' I don't think that's a strong argument.
William Kristol
#Argument

The president has given Republicans a difficult vote and Democrats an easy vote.
William Kristol
#Democrats

In the first term things went pretty well, you have to say. So I don't really put the blame on Andy; he's doing what he's always done.
William Kristol
#Blame

They try to reassure conservatives that she's pro-life. Then two hours later McClellan gets out and says this doesn't say anything about how she would rule. I don't think that was very effective.
William Kristol
#Conservatives

[Conservatives lobbied against shifting course because of Katrina.] The court is a long-term thing, ... It's crazy to mess up your long-term legacy to possibly help him with a short-term PR problem. I think Gonzales would be a disaster.
William Kristol
#Conservatives

They really are acting out of patriotism. This is not fun for them. They're reluctant to step forward in this way and for good reason. ... They believe that Rumsfeld is endangering the course of U.S. foreign policy.
William Kristol
#Acting And Actors

It is very hard to avoid the conclusion that President Bush flinched from a fight on constitutional philosophy, ... Her selection will unavoidably be judged as reflecting a combination of cronyism and capitulation on the part of the president.
William Kristol
#President Bush #Conclusion