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William F Buckley Called Gore Vidal A “Queer”

Funny the things the media chooses to forget.

But during one of the TV debates at the 1968 Democrat Convention between the highly erudite William F. Buckley, Jr. and the celebrated novelist Gore Vidal, Buckley called Gore a “goddamn queer” and threatened to beat him up.

From YouTube:

Buckley: “Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I’ll sock you in you goddamn face and you’ll stay plastered.”

Bear in mind that this was no tossed off joke at an obscure CPAC conference attended by a few thousand die hard conservatives.

This happened during a live coast to coast broadcast by one of the three television networks available at the time. It was seen by millions. Moreover, Mr. Buckley was there for all intents and purposes to represent the Republican Party’s point of view.

Bear this in mind when you see people wondering why Ann Coulter can’t be as lofty in her political discourse as William F. Buckley. And how she has tarred all the participants of CPAC and Republicans everywhere with her joke.

And of course Buckley wasn’t making a joke about someone going to rehab for calling someone a faggot.

In fact, if it happened again today, he probably would have to go to rehab himself.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for a way to strike back against the current jihad against Ann Coulter:

Godless: The Church of Liberalism

This is a link to Amazon, which has all of Ms. Coulter’s books, if you already have this one. And of course they make great gifts as well.

Also, by using this link, S&L gets back a modest kickback of two or three cents per purchase. So it is a win-win all around.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 6th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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