Wednesday, February 27, 2008

If you don't have anything nice to say about someone, don't say anything at all


William F. Buckley, Jr., 1925-2008

8 comments:

SkylersDad said...

Geeeez, I thought he died a long time ago!

Some Guy said...

He...um...

Nope, can't do it.

dguzman said...

The nicest thing I can say about him is that exemplified the word "bloat" for me.

Grant Miller said...

God bless!

Larry Jones said...

At one time, conservatives were men like Buckley: well-read, thoughtful, respectful, snarky in a collegial way. Now they're like Karl Rove: devious, brutal and arrogant.

Rest in peace, Bill.

Johnny Yen said...

I loved Robin Williams' spoof of Buckley on "Reality: What a Concept."

Dad E said...

Real conservatism lost its voice when GHWB lost the election to Clinton. Buckley's voice was silenced with it. I always loved to watch the man pontificate, eyes bulging and eyebrows showing their independence of movement. He made Liberals refine their arguments and occasionally see their errors.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Meh. I always thought he was a self-important hypocritical windbag. A CLEVER self-important hypocritical windbag, but a self-important hypocritical windbag nevertheless.

But see, now you've gone and made me speak ill of the dead, all of you.