November 17, 2005

Killer question...

Scott at PowerLine posts a memory of William F. Buckley:

...He fielded student questions following the speech from a microphone placed on the floor below the podium. One of my classmates, visibly drunk, approached the microphone to ask Buckley a killer question.

"Mr. Buckley, Mr. Buckley, Mr. Buckley," he said as he warmed to his theme. "Do you really think the American involvement in Vietnam is right, or do you recognize that it's an imperialistic war where we're pursuing our own interests at the expense of the Vietnam people with no justification except the higher interests of American business and its friends in the Nixon administration..." and so on, at slightly greater length.

"The former," Buckley responded. That's one moment that has stuck with me for a long time....

That guy reminds me of some recent commenters...

Posted by John Weidner at November 17, 2005 7:40 AM
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