Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thank You For Switching

Christopher Buckley endorses Obama and winds up quitting National Review:

"Christopher Buckley knew he was venturing into treacherous territory when he endorsed Barack Obama: 'It's a good thing my dear old mum and pup are no longer alive. They'd cut off my allowance,' he wrote.

The penalty turned out to be more severe. William F. Buckley Jr.'s son said yesterday he had lost his back-page column in the conservative bible founded by his father, National Review.

Within hours, poor NR was being swamped with furious mail, 'Cancel my subscription, this is betrayal, Judas, Benedict Arnold,' " Buckley, 56, said in an interview. "I thought the decent thing to do would be to offer to resign the column. Well, they accepted it."

WaPo continued


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