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The Shoe Fits... #209394
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The Shoe Fits
William F. Buckley Jr. called Norman Mailer an egotist, “almost unique in his search for notoriety and absolutely unequaled in his co-existence with it.”

Mailer called Buckley a “second-rate intellect incapable of entertaining two serious thoughts in a row.”

In 1966 Buckley sent Mailer an autographed copy of The Unmaking of a Mayor, the memoir of his unsuccessful run for mayor of New York City the previous year.

Mailer turned to the index and looked up his own name. There he found, in Buckley’s handwriting, the words “Hi, Norman.”


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: The Shoe Fits... [Re: LukeJavan8] #209395
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Re: The Shoe Fits... [Re: LukeJavan8] #209407
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I remember once seeing Buckley's TV show when he had an Irish socialist as a guest. The Irish socialist ran verbal rings around Buckley.

Re: If the Shoe Fits...wear it! [Re: Faldage] #209413
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
I remember once seeing Buckley's TV show when he had an Irish socialist as a guest. The Irish socialist ran verbal rings around Buckley.


It takes one to know one, Faldage. smile

Re: The Shoe Fits... [Re: LukeJavan8] #209414
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Putting a smiley on a pointless post doesn't make it any less pointless.


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Re: The Shoe Fits... [Re: snoot] #209423
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Originally Posted By: snoot
Putting a smiley on a pointless post doesn't make it any less pointless.


And just what was the point of your post, snoot? smile

Re: The Shoe Fits... [Re: LukeJavan8] #209428
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Mebbe jj was calling me an Irish socialist. It's true the Scots came from Ireland and my Uncle Bill had an Irish father. But he wasn't exactly a socialist. More of a communist, actually. And he wasn't me, just my great-uncle.


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