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The conservative Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol had a zippy retort to after they used his name in an appeal to members to lobby their senators to pass health care legislation before August recess.

A Tuesday email from said: “Let’s be clear: Republicans aren’t trying to make health care better—they’re trying to delay it until it dies. Some, like right-wing pundit Bill Kristol, even admit it: ‘This is not time to pull punches. Go for the kill.’” It asked supporters to phone the offices of their senators and included a link to report who they called and how Senate staffers responded to their efforts.

When asked for comment Mr. Kristol suggested they call someone else, with a different sent of talking points.

“They should call President Obama and suggest he stop insulting cops and docs,” he  told the Washington Times said via email.

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Amanda Carpenter writes the daily "Hot Button" column for The Washington Times. She was formerly a national political reporter for, the leading online publication for news, opinion and talk. Prior to that, she was a reporter for Human Events. Ms. Carpenter has made numerous media appearances that include segments on the Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC and other ...

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