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Old 02-27-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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R.I.P. William F. Buckley Jr

Story here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/bu...illiam_buckley

The ultimate conservative loved by ppl on the left and right passes on.



He tutored Reagan and was one of the most respected minds in conservative circles.

RIP.

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He's also Jeff Buckley's father.
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He's also Jeff Buckley's father.
Uh, not.


When I first moved to NYC, apparently I was given WFB's old phone number because I used to get calls for him all the time, from people like G. Gordon Liddy. That's my WFB story.

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Uh, not.


When I first moved to NYC, apparently I was given WFB's old phone number because I used to get calls for him all the time, from people like G. Gordon Liddy. That's my WFB story.

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You're oddly connected to two famous Buckley's

Eerie...
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You're oddly connected to two famous Buckley's

Eerie...
There's a third. Betty, the singer/actress. Long story, but she offered me a job once when I happened to meet her when she was doing "Sunset Boulevard" on Broadway. I know, it's very very weird. Three unrelated Buckleys, and me.
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Weird...just started reading "God and Man at Yale" a couple days ago.
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“You cultivate the essential virtues: high purpose, intelligence, decency, humility, fear of the Lord, and the passion for freedom.”
William F Buckley Jr
And that he did.

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While I am a hardcore, hardcore liberal I was always interested in what Buckley had to say. He was at least civil in his discourse. He also was a huge critic of Bush, and really the whole devolution of the Neo-Con movement.

There's a nice retropective from Charlie Rose last year if you'd like to hear some of his thoughts.



For the record, his son is Christopher Buckley, the best-selling author of Thank You For Smoking and Little Green Men (both hilarious books).
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"Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.”

~Barry Goldwater


Much thanks WFB for your fight against big government
and your defense of personal liberty.




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