Saturday, March 1, 2008

William F. Buckley: A parting shot

Rich Little once claimed that no one actually did Richard Nixon impressions; they either did Rich Little doing Nixon, or they did David Frye doing Nixon.

True enough. But Frye's William F. Buckley stood alone:

Do any impressionists still begin by turning their backs to the camera and hunching up their coat collars? Do any impressionists still do Everett Dirkson?

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