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Wednesday, February 27

Withdrawing from the Firing Line

William F. Buckley was found dead in his home today. He was 82, and ailing a bit.

Years ago I sat through an episode of his television talk show, Firing Line, and while I was impressed by Buckley's erudition, I was also convinced that he was quite the intellectual snob. Wealth + Yale degree = Self-righteous, Pecksniffian attitude, I guess.

He even wrote spy novels, so he wasn't all bad.

Unfortunately, although he was eulogized by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and John Boehner, I think Buckley would have been rather uncomfortable with the current crop of roadkill and white trash who masquerade as true conservatives nowadays.

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