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George Will

George Will has a long list of accolades and honors to his credit. He has received sixteen prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1977. In the years 1980 and 1991, he was a two-time winner of the Silurian Award. He is also the author of a best-selling baseball-themed novel. He adores baseball and is a massive supporter of the sport. He has also written books on political philosophy and philosophy. In 1992, he received the Madison Medal from Princeton University, and in 1991, he received the George Cronkite Award from Arizona State University. George has received accolades from several other universities and institutes for his contributions to journalism.

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Criticism of Republican politicians

Despite his identification with conservative ideology, Will has attacked various personalities and programs linked with the Republican Party and American conservatism. He was one of the first to speak out against President George W. Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the United States Supreme Court.

Will was a hawk in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and he had doubts about the Bush administration's Iraq policies. He eventually chastised a set of political scenarios he claimed were unrealistically hopeful.

During Trump's presidential campaign in 2016, Will called him a "one-man Todd Akin" and later urged conservative voters to "help him lose 50 states — condign retribution for his total disregard for conservative fundamentals." Trump, for his part, chastised Will and pointed out that his wife, Mari Maseng Will, was a campaign adviser for Scott Walker's presidential campaign. Will slammed Trump once more, claiming that he poses a more significant threat than Hillary Clinton. Will said in June 2016 that he had left the Republican party and was now registered as an unaffiliated voter, expressing his opposition to Trump.

Family

Will and his first wife, Madeleine, have three children: Victoria, Geoffrey, and Jonathan. Their first child, Jonathan, was born in 1972 with Down syndrome, which Will has written about in his column on several occasions. After 22 years of marriage, Harry and Madeleine divorced in 1989.

Will married Mari Maseng in 1991. They live in the Washington, D.C. region with their one kid, David, born in 1992. Maseng is a political consultant and wordsmith who most recently worked for Scott Walker's 2016 presidential campaign. He was the head of communications for Rick Perry's presidential campaign in 2012. She previously worked on Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign in 2012 and offered her services to Mitt Romney's. She served as a presidential speechwriter, deputy director of transportation, and Assistant to the President for Public Liaison for Ronald Reagan. She was also Bob Dole's former communications director.

George Will is one of the most outspoken media critics in the United States, and his opinions are well regarded. He has expressed his political views on various topics, including social issues, national security, and foreign affairs.

George Will is an "amiable, low-voltage atheist," as he describes himself. He is also a supporter of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. He also appeared in Ken Burns's PBS documentary Baseball as an interview subject.

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Quick Facts
Birth Date: 4 May, 1941
Age: 78 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Champaign
Education: Trinity College
Magdalen College
Princeton University
Gender: Male
Description: American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author
Twitter Id: GeorgeWill
Spouse: Mari Maseng [M. 1992]
Net Worth 2021: 4 million
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Last Modified: Nov 17 2021
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