Monday, May 20, 2002
Mike Kinsley's latest piece at Slate starts off too lame to even finish. Often Kinsley has something interesting to say; he wouldn't have gotten where he did if he didn't, especially after toadying as William F. Buckley "examiner" or "instigator" or whatever-the-eff he was way back when on "Firing Line." But his pieces at Slate recently have been ridiculous.

He's a better as a straight-up commentator than he is when he tries to be humorous or cute. I suppose he's got his own set of toadies now who don't want to tell him that.