February 28, 2008

JONAH GOLDBERG: “In the next few days, there will be a wave of liberals — Frank Rich comes particularly to mind — who will use WFB’s memory to beat up on today’s conservatives. . . . That said, I’m delighted to have conservative heroes become simply American heroes. But it’s at least worth pointing out that Goldwater, Reagan and, of course William F. Buckley were subjected to vicious criticism from the left in their day. That they belong to all Americans now is no small testament to their success in the face of often unrelenting opposition.”