If there was a person I was hoping to meet at this fall’s GOP convention (besides Angie Harmon), it would have been William F. Buckley, the godfather of the American conservative media.
Sadly, it’s not going to happen.
Author and conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. has died at age 82.
His assistant Linda Bridges says Buckley died Wednesday morning at his home in Stamford, Conn.
I remember watching the erudite, unflappable Buckley driving liberal commentators to near-aneurisms as I was just starting to question my own left-of-center assumptions as a college kid, and thinking – showing the prejudice that I still rail against in too many on the left – “wow – he’s pretty smart for a Republican”.
I’d so hoped he’d make it to the NARN reception…