Wednesday, February 27, 2008

RIP, William F. Buckley

A giant in the conservative movement has passed away.

Via (where else?) but The Corner.
I’m devastated to report that our dear friend, mentor, leader, and founder William F. Buckley Jr., died overnight in his study in Stamford, Connecticut.
After year of illness, he died while at work; if he had been given a choice on how to depart this world, I suspect that would have been exactly it. At home, still devoted to the war of ideas.
Buckley was an intellectual titan and will be greatly missed.

Hot Air is already firing up the videos.

Update: LGF notes the Huffington Post, in a rare bout of sanity, has closed off comments.

Assorted reaction via Memeorandum.

Don Surber: God needed some intelligent conversation.

Naturally, the KosKids are gleeful (h/t SecretInternetDoucheBag).

Considering what Buckley meant to conservatives, I tried to think of pioneers of today's liberal movement: A regular pantheon of allstars.

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