Wednesday, February 27, 2008

RIP William F. Buckley Jr.

I loved watching Firing Line on PBS. A show where people were encouraged to think and discuss big ideas, in a civil manner. Wow! Even in the early eighties, we didn't see much of that in the MSM, and we sure as heck don't see it at all today.

Buckley's vocabulary - glorious.
Buckley's politics - for the most part, not my own.

Mostly, I like that he didn't take himself too seriously.

Thank you Mr. Buckley. You helped open the mind of a kid from backwoods Alaska, and I have always been grateful

NYT - William F. Buckley Jr. is dead at 82

1 comment:

Janiece Murphy said...

I am saddened, too. I didn't agree with his politics, but I always enjoyed his arguments and his intellect.