All I can say is:
1) This is a screen grab from the real Bill Kristol.
2) It surely is humor — if of the blackest sort. Kristol is undeniably crushing on Cotton more even than he did on Sarah Palin.
3) Can’t see Cotton settling for No. 2.
For more sick humor, a Weekly Standard writer who also comes from the Darth Vader wing of global politics posted this.