Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F Buckley, who spent a lifetime feigning a British accent, died. Here, what Laleh sent me: "So here is what [the NYT] say about Buckley:
"graceful, often self-deprecating wit that endeared him to others"
and then this is what they quote about him:
"Everyone detected with AIDS should be tattooed in the upper forearm to prevent common needle users, and on the buttocks, to prevent the victimization of homosexuals"
and the fact that National Review
"[lined] up squarely behind Southern segregationists, saying blacks should be denied the vote. After some conservatives objected, Mr. Buckley suggested instead that both uneducated whites and blacks should not be allowed to vote."