Bill Kristol was apparently excited to have a hot meal with Barack Obama and his columnist friends, a welcome respite from the way he usually eats - in entrees that hurtle at high velocity toward his face, from Code Pink. The result? Kristol suggested that he'd "end up supporting [Obama] on some things," saying that conservatives would probably "split up in some interesting and new ways." Of course, that dinner with the President-Elect was supposed to be off the record, but somebody needs some attention, I guess, so Kristol went on Fox And Friends to let everybody know how much cooler his cabal is, compared to the "liberal" columnists (and did I miss the meeting where Maureen Dowd is a liberal standardbearer?), who had breakfast the next morning.
KRISTOL: Yesterday, he met with the liberal columnists. And they had a pleasant hour in the conference room in his office. They got some coffee in some styrofoam cups. We had a pleasant dinner at George's house, and they had some coffee from the machine in the office. But I wouldn't read too much into that.
Actually, you should read something into that: Bill Kristol is a status-obsessed starveling who responds favorably to a few pats on the head and some canapes.