Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bill Safire RIP...

Others are remembering the wry and puckish wordsmith, that de-lightful conservative contrarian who was nonetheless hell bent on avenging Richard Nixon no matter what the cost the polity.
Indeed Safire's dishonest war-hawkery lead him to become Dick Cheney's servile stenographer in the lead up to the second Iraq War and then bluster incontinently afterwards when caught out.
That is how I will remember Bill, as a liar whose lies formed a body blow from which American journalism has yet to recover.
Honestly, in thought and deed he was a Nixon man unto the last.
Peace to his ashes.

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