Beyond that...I've known Larry for nearly four decades and like him: he's a genuinely nice and kind man. He is both extraordinarily articulate and a phenomenally quick study—he parlayed a 1969 University of Rochester history degree (his only degree) into a position as a leading supply-side economics spokesman in the Reagan Administration in just over ten years.
What's less widely recognized is Larry's flexibility: the same period saw him evolve, or perhaps more accurately shape-shift, from being a member of Students for A Democratic Society, the AntiFa of its day. And his boldness: he gambled by supporting Trump because of his tax plan, despite the intense Trump Derangement Syndrome raging throughout Conservatism Inc., and it paid off.
Larry, who is a Catholic convert, certainly has the ancestral Jewish fondness for immigration and he's certainly toed the supply-side line on free trade etc., which some of them extend to immigration. That's why this appointment could be a black pill.
But by accepting it, Kudlow has shown that he's prepared to compromise on tariffs, perhaps because tax cuts were always more important to him. At the direction of a strong President, no-one is better equipped to emerge as a leading spokesman for immigration patriotism, particularly as he familiarizes himself with the powerful arguments and his ingenious mind sees the polemical opportunities.
Black pill, white pill—let's settle for a piebald pill. As always, everything depends on Trump.