Thursday, February 28, 2008

Shamelessly Commandeering William F. Buckley's "Eulogy"

Over at the Couric & Co. Blog there is a "eulogy" to William F. Buckley written by Ward Sloane that is one of the most condescending, insincere, hypocritical, contrived piece of trite crap I have read in a long time...

I don't even know where to begin...Maybe with the first paragraph:

"As I read the first wires on the death of William F. Buckley this morning, I thought how appropriate that he should die during the year that the conservative movement seems fractured, a shadow of its once formidable presence."

And what a joke this is from a party that's stabbing each other in the Hillary and Obama camps:

"The conservative movement in this country is badly in need of somebody who can make a point without demeaning and demonizing liberals and moderates. Surely there are better “uniters” than Ann Coulter or Bill O’Reilly. Are there any conservatives who think that the Limbaugh-ization of conservatism may have something to do with its fractiousness? After all, one man’s hate is not necessarily another’s. This is not William F. Buckley’s conservatism.

The inability of conservatives to unite around a candidate before the primaries started this year is testament to the decline of the right. By the time Mitt Romney became the candidate, it was too late. Even he couldn’t unite the right."
(Read the pathetic blathering for yourself)

I think in this case, when writing and honoring the legacy of the Father of Conservatism, it's much more appropriate coming from someone that doesn't loathe the movement...someone like the aforementioned Ann.
(How great is this: "When asked if he had "referred to Jesse Jackson as an ignoramus," Buckley said, "If I didn't, I should have.")

R.I.P. William F. Buckley

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