Saturday, June 14, 2008

Quote of the Day

From this weekend's New York Times magazine:

How did you feel when you heard that [William] Buckley died this year?

I thought hell is bound to be a livelier place, as he joins forever those whom he served in life, applauding their prejudices and fanning their hatred."

Gore Vidal - looking like Studs Terkel in his accompanying pic - cuts through the bullshit of not speaking ill of your enemy just because they happen to be dead.

1 comment:

Kara said...

I loved his stuff on McCain too. We need more public intellectuals who are willing to give a "fuck you" to people who are apparently exempt from receiving them.