Wednesday, February 27, 2008

RIP William F. Buckley

I agreed with him on very little and he used to irritate me no end but he was truly bright, literate, well informed and, unlike so many conservatives today, civil:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- National Review founder and conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. died overnight in the study of his Stamford, Connecticut, home, the magazine announced on its Web site Wednesday.

He was 82.

"He died while at work," said Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of the National Review Online, in a written statement. "If he had been given a choice on how to depart this world, I suspect that would have been exactly it. At home, still devoted to the war of ideas."

I'll never forget the time he had the Dalai Lama on his television show, Firing Line. He was so very gracious and respectful. I appreciated him for that.

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