Wednesday, February 27, 2008
On this day:

William F. Buckley, Jr., RIP

People today often claim to be Ronald Reagan conservatives. Well, Ronald Reagan was a Bill Buckley conservative.

Mr. Buckley was the founder and editor of National Review magazine, host of PBS's Firing Line, candidate for mayor of New York City, author of political treatises and spy novels, a first-rate intellectual, and a lover of life. Just an amazing, amazing man. And what a legacy. May he rest in peace.

There are more comments and remembrances over at the web site of National Review, the magazine Mr. Buckley founded over fifty years ago at the tender age of 30.