Did anyone remember he was alive?

William Fbuckley, Jr. passed away. He was 82.

I saw him speak at Hugh Kenner's Memorial in Athens. I had trouble staying awake.

Nice to know that Neo-Cons do actually die. I was getting scared there since it seems no heart attack can take out Cheney. Perhaps the blood of the poor or children isn't enough to save you?

Bright guy, Buckley, but I couldn't stand a single word out of his mouth. Or on paper, mostly. But we've lost a foe today. How does one react to that?


Fran├žois Luong said...

Technically, William Buckley wasn't a neocon, but a con. And he had declared the invasion of Iraq a failure, something that, even though I am his opposite ideologically, I somewhat respected.

I think he also called Reagan a "faux conservative."

Fran├žois Luong said...

(Of course, it goes without saying that despite all this, or because he is a conservative, he will still be subjected to my scorn)