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William Buckley attracted a lot of attention—and we’re all the better for it. But his big brother Jim was no small player in the conservative rebound that saved the country in the late 20th Century. On March 9th the elder Buckley celebrated his 100th birthday, and Jack Fowler joins to remind us of the significance of the WWII veteran and member of the small club of public servants who’ve served in high positions in all three branches of the federal government.
Ricochet’s merry trio also get into the Twitter Files hearings and latest developments south of the border.
Song of the week: Young at Heart by Jimmy Durante
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I attended a Buckley campaign event in 1970 and was nearby when Mr. Buckley entered the hall. As he approached he either tripped or was pushed from behind and grabbed my raised hand to avoid falling forward.
Enjoyed the segment with Jack Fowler.
Peter, we are the same age, and like you, I grew up in smalltown upstate NY. I have the same memories of 1970 and the James Buckley candidacy. Unimaginable that a candidate of the Conservative Party could win in NY today. We do need a candidate for the rest of us.
Why so unimaginable? Imagine.
I do not have confidence that our leadership, civilian and military, can properly execute an invasion of Mexico. As shown in the Middle East, they don’t know what to do once the enemy regular army has been defeated. They are too obsessed with social issues. There is too much bureaucratic overhead and inefficiency.
Unimaginable because the state has gone so far to the left. Though it was good to see GOP pick up some House seats in ’22.