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Here’s a story I once used for a column here at TAS online:
At the end of his presentation, he allowed questions. The first supplicant approached the microphone and hopefully inquired, “Mr. Buckley, what do you think about Rush Limbaugh?” This was during the time when Rush was still something of a rising star. His rhetoric was bombastic, hard-edged, and wickedly funny. Members of the audience shifted forward in their seats expectantly as Buckley answered by telling the following story.
There were two Spaniards sitting in a bar. One asked the other,
“What do you think about General Franco?” Instead of answering, the
man gestured for his friend to follow him outside. Once on the
sidewalk, he motioned for the friend to follow him to his car. They
got in the car and drove to a forest. Deep in the woods, he parked
the car and beckoned the friend to hike with him down to a lake. At
the edge of the lake, he pointed to a boat which they boarded. He
grabbed the oars and rowed to the center of the lake. Finally, he
sat still, looked his friend in the eyes and paused for a moment.
“I like him.” Buckley told the story so brilliantly and created so
much suspense, the denouement brought the house down amid gales of
laughter and happy applause.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?