Occasionally, Bill Kristol lets his "boring hack" disguise slip and reveals his "shameless raging partisan asshole" side. Like in a Weekly Standard post, today, about how Democratic Senator Ben Nelson should kill health care reform because of the weather!
There's a really big snowstorm coming to D.C.tonight. It would be unsafe to ask all the staffers and Hill employees who'd be needed at the Capitol if Congress stays open all hours this weekend, as Harry Reid intends, to drive to and from work—especially since many will have to do so at night, and they won't be well-rested. So from the point of view of public safety and personal well-being, Ben Nelson can do everyone a favor, announce today he won't vote for cloture, and let everyone stay home this weekend.
Oh, so clever, Bill. But you forgot one important detail: the fact that Bill Kristol predicts snow in DC this weekend means it will, in fact, be lovely, warm, and dry.