Conservatism Remembered

A reader writes:

I can recall a Firing Line show when William F. Buckley, discussing some intractable inner-city problem with a liberal, made a comment to the effect that conservatives do not have solutions to all of our problems, we have approaches.

George Will has spoken of the conservative mindset as one with a sense of proportion about things, and the first rule of government should be to do no harm.

This probably explains why many truly conservative minded folks are so aghast over the President's Iraq War policies and perplexed by the central theme of his second inaugural.

George Will and Bill Buckley? Don't you realize they're leftists these days?