Holy Crap

It takes a certain amount of guts -- or chutzpah -- to go on national television and lecture someone about how to turn their life around, but that's what Brit Hume did yesterday to Tiger Woods on Fox News.

Brit Hume: Tiger Woods will recover as a golfer. Whether he can recover as a person, I think is a very open question, and it's a tragic situation, in my—he's lost his family; it's not clear to me that, whether he'll be able to have a relationship with his children. But the, but the Tiger Woods that emerges, once the news value dies outta this scandal, uh, the extent to which he can recover, it seems to me, depends on his faith. He's said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So my message to Tiger would be, "Tiger, turn your faith—turn to the Christian faith, and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."

Bill Kristol: Well, Brit's concerned about Tiger's soul, which is admirable; I just made a more straightforward sports prediction [laughter] which is that he'll come back and win the Masters. Because, you know, he's still an awfully good golfer, despite the chaos and, uh, um, bad news about his personal life. [Transcript via Liss.]
I suspect that Mr. Hume is going to find out a great deal about Buddhism in the next few days. And when you can visibly embarrass William Kristol, the conversation is officially over.

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