October 25, 2008
Questions for Christopher Buckley: The Right Stuff (Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON, October 23, 2008, NY Times)
What would your father, who died at his desk, in Stamford, Conn., in February, have made of all this?
It’s very tricky to try to channel one’s dad’s ghost. Look what happened to Hamlet. But I think he would have been appalled by the Palin nomination, frankly. I don’t think he would have viewed her as presidential material.
He's not necessarily wrong, but his father and uncle basically invented Barry Goldwater who was viewed nearly identically to Governor Palin by other urban elites. All that's changed is that the family became part of the Eastern Establishment it used to loathe. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 25, 2008 8:25 AM