The Buckley Endorsement

Much buzz this morning about a William F. Buckley quote from Bloomberg News:

Clinton, of New York, is “a very consequential woman with an extraordinary background,” he said. “Her thought is kind of woozy left, not in my judgment threatening.”

She is “a phenomenon, a woman candidate who might easily be president,” Buckley said.

Meanwhile, if you want a curative to the new Buckley-as-genial-wise-man thing, try this recent Observer piece on Dwight Macdonald, who long ago described Buckley’s work as “giving the general effect of a brief by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft on behalf of a pickpocket arrested in a subway men’s room.”