Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Christopher Buckley's parting shot

Christopher Buckley, the conservative commentator who disclosed he would vote for Barack Obama in November, has resigned from the National Review, the magazine his father William F. Buckley founded. He had the following to say about his resignation and the conservative movement in this country, a movement that grows ever more bowel-like as the election season draws to a Democratic-friendly close:

"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."


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