At a luncheon held to celebrate the recent redesign of Commentary under new editor John Podhoretz, I asked Kristol for his thoughts on Ross Douthat, the conservative wunderkind who recently became the newest member of the Times's op-ed stable.
"I'm a big fan of Ross," he said. "I think he'll do a great job."
Fair enough. But seriously, though, no reservations about turning over your Monday column space to someone who spent the Reagan revolution in diapers?
"No, no. I'm pro-youth," Kristol said.