The Washington Times - July 28, 2009, 07:23PM

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.