A reader writes:

I have to disagree with your assessment that "[i]t has taken Chris Buckley until October 2008 to come to the same conclusion" in defense of real conservatism.  Buckley has publicly stated that he was unable to vote for Bush 43 in 2004, and instead opted to write in the name of a man he greatly admired: Bush 41.  Furthermore, prior to the 2006 congressional elections, Buckley wrote a column endorsing a Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives.  From this, it would seem that he was an early and principled opponent of the big-government conservatism that we have seen over the past few years.

My bad. Apologies to Buckley. And gratitude.

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