another conservative icon jumps ships

Oct 14, 2008 by

Christopher Buckley, son of conservative mega-icon and founder of The National Review, William F. Buckley, has resigned from the National Review in apparent disgust.

On his way out the door, Buckley stated, among other things:

“While I regret this development, I am not in mourning, for I no longer have any clear idea what, exactly, the modern conservative movement stands for.”

“Eight years of ‘conservative’ government has brought us a doubled national debt, ruinous expansion of entitlement programs, bridges to nowhere, poster boy Jack Abramoff and an ill-premised, ill-waged war conducted by politicians of breathtaking arrogance. As a sideshow, it brought us a truly obscene attempt at federal intervention in the Terry Schiavo case.”

Hear hear.

– Louis Maistros


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