Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Charlie Rose - An hour with William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F Buckley Jr: A retrospective...We take a look at the conversations we have had on this program, including the most recent one.

Fox News Version

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William Buckley shakes President Bush's hand.

NEW YORK — William F. Buckley Jr., the erudite Ivy Leaguer and conservative herald who showered huge and scornful words on liberalism as he observed, abetted and cheered on the right's post-World War II rise from the fringes to the White House, died Wednesday. He was 82.

This is the media spin that is used by Bu$hco instead of a simple (Rest in Peace) to the most outspoken and eloquent representative of conservatism of our times.
Whether you are a Liberal, Conservative, or just a free thinker, he is a man to be admired and above all respected. Here is an artical that shows how popular Duhhbya is with defenders of Conservative thought. It was aired on CBS on July 22, 2006 and had two videos (now missing) of the interview where Buckley says that Bush is not a true conservative.

Buckley: Bush Not A True Conservative

President Bush ran for office as a "compassionate conservative." And he continues to nurture his conservative base — even issuing his first veto this week against embryonic stem cell research.
But lately his foreign policy has come under fire from some conservatives — including the father of modern conservatism, William F. Buckley.
CBS Evening News Saturday anchor Thalia Assuras sat down for an exclusive interview with Buckley about his disagreements with President Bush.
Buckley's Stamford, Conn., home is a tranquil place that allows Buckley to think, write and spend time with his canine companion, Sebastian. "He's practically always with me," Buckley says.

Buckley finds himself parting ways with President Bush, whom he praises as a decisive leader but admonishes for having strayed from true conservative principles in his foreign policy.
In particular, Buckley views the three-and-a-half-year Iraq War as a failure.
"If you had a European prime minister who experienced what we've experienced it would be expected that he would retire or resign," Buckley says.


  1. I never agreed with Buckley's politics, but he was a Goldwater GOPer, not a scumbag, lying elitist neoconmunist.

    Though I believe he would've stepped over a homeless vet in the street without batting an eyelash.

  2. I always felt that if you were going to discuss something that it would be unwise to do it with Buckley. He was usually about three moves ahead of his opponents, while appearing that he was going to sleep, and didn't seem interested in gleaning any information. Most of his concentration was directed at destroying his opponent.

    Buckley was in the military, as an army liutenant during WW2 and was a member of Roosevelts Royal Guard. He was also a member of the Skull & Bones at Yale, and I doubt that benevolence was one of his virtues...G: