Sunday, September 27, 2009

Memory Eternal

William Safire has reposed at 79. A truly great journalist who will be missed.

"Years later, Mr. Safire called Hillary Clinton a “congenital liar” in print. Mrs. Clinton said she was offended only for her mother’s sake. But a White House aide said that Bill Clinton, “if he were not president, would have delivered a more forceful response on the bridge of Mr. Safire’s nose.”

Mr. Safire was delighted, especially with the proper use of the conditional. "



Anastasia Theodoridis said...

That alone, calling Hillary a congential liar, is enough to make Mr. Safire a minor hero in my eyes.

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting the Hillary wasn't offended by the remark, only that she didn't want Mama to know the truth about her.
Oh, that there were more journalists like him.

Visibilium said...

I'll miss him.