Sponsored Content




Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Recent Entries
Absent Friends
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups





















Sen. Cornyn Seeks Nationwide Federal Probe of ACORN | Main | The Scandal of the Local Newsroom
October 14, 2008

Christopher Buckley Offers Resignation to NR After Endorsing Obama; It's "Briskly" Accepted

Allah's bothered by the enforcement of orthodoxy.

Eh, sucks. But in defense of NR, hey, they fired Ann Coulter for damaging their brand. Brand's important. And let's face it: I am unaware of anyone I know quoting Christopher Buckley on virtually anything at all. The last thing I can even remember him maybe writing was a book review about something or other. Pretty sure of that, actually, but what did he say? What books? No idea.

People actually read Ann Coulter. So, she has that over Christopher Buckley.

So I guess I'm kinda-sorta saying that when your usefulness to a company is low, and in fact is frankly primarily a nepotistic courtesy, maybe you ought to refrain from upping your net negatives any further.

The H.L. Mencken quote on the masthead I actually got from a disposable and lame Christopher Buckley "thriller" called Wet Works. It appeared as the book's epigraph, and is the only thing I took away from it. The book, I'm saying, did not demonstrate the rara avis Chris Buckley finds so compelling in Barack Obama's ghostwritten books.

And frankly, I just don't believe that any sort of conservative would actually endorse a radical and socialist. So it seems to me a rather important qualification for an NR gig -- actually being a conservative -- is unmet here.

His father did not declare that the mission of conservatism was to stand athwart history yelling "Go Obama, Go!"

Christopher Buckley is entitled to his personal political journey from soft right to soft (?) left. But he isn't necessarily entitled to have a column in a prestigious conservative magazine.

I don't believe he has any corrupt agenda here. But let's face it -- no one was talking about Christopher Buckley before this endorsement, and we all now know he will become a fixture on television and get a great book deal and syndicated column from... well, every liberal MSM outlet. Conservatives hate that, the sudden elevation of the David Brocks and John Deans to national prominence, always at our expense, and always because it's at our expense.

So I really don't fear the Stalinism angle here. He's about to become a star, baby, a thought I'm quite sure has occurred to him since this imbroglio (if not before). It's not like anyone's denying him his daily bread.


TomV--

Did anyone read his piece? It was ridiculous.

It was basically this: McCain is stupid to know that what he proposes will not happen and Obama is too smart to actually try to do what he says he will.

Seriously. That was his reasoning.

It was a joke.

To answer the question: I for one didn't. But then, again, the last time I read Buckley was just for a book review; I didn't even know he was the writer when I clicked over to it.

JackStraw--

Buckley embodies the cringeworthy combination of inherited wealth, elite prep school indoctrination and lack of any personal accomplishments that infests too much of the Republican party. If you substitute affirmative action school and work freebees for inherited wealth, this generation of Buckley is a lot closer to Obama than to his dad. They both live in a bubble that is rarely intruded upon by the real world and where witty prose is all.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Chris.

Ouch, baby. Very ouch.


digg this
posted by Ace at 04:34 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard: "Way to go Fen... Truly, you are doing God's wor ..."

Braenyard: ">>> If the dopes in the GOPe elect another clown, ..."

Diogenes: "That's why he is not speaker. If the dopes in t ..."

18-1: "[i]Look for more Uke girls wanting to marry Americ ..."

kbdabear: "Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics https:/ ..."

San Franpsycho: "Good evening morons and thanks mh Photo caption ..."

COMountainMarie : "Real job got in the way today. And here I thoug ..."

Mail Order Brides by Miklos (se habla Ukrainsksi): " Look for more Uke girls wanting to marry American ..."

Child Protective Services: "Have to share...today at lunch my kid chopped up c ..."

Isolden: "399 To me, conservatism isn't "based on the preser ..."

TecumsehTea: "Alberta Oi ahh ..."

Way, Way Downriver [/i]: "Willowed for Current Events: [i]I found out ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64