Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
Another of the honest Paleocon pundits is now gone, following William F. Buckley in death. With the state of the Republican party as it is, it is a shame to lose these 2 true Conservative icons. I hope that, in the future, the GOP finds intelligent commentators, like Saffire and Buckley were . Right now, Coulter, Palin and Malkin just don't cut it.

These 2 deaths are a horrible blow to the Conservative movement in general. The only good news in all of this is that the Democrats have their own douchebags, such as Michael Moore, who speak for many of them, so they aren't really doing any better. But with all these blowhards, both left and right, running the media circus right now, there is plenty of room in the middle for an honest pundit, with a little intelligence, to make his or her mark in politics. But right now, I wouldn't hold my breath. The 3 ring circus is going strong.
If I may be so bold as to add to you very good post I would place Bob Novak in with that crew. He did not have the intellectual prowness of Shafire ( no one on the scene from either side will touch Buckely in intellectual capacity ) yet he sort of was a part of that Troika !!