Would it not be refreshing to hear a conservative political talking head these days treat an opponent a’la Bill Buckley? There is not a one these days. That needs to change.
We have plenty of twits on television these days, including folks in the conservative movement and the GOP, but mostly on the Left. They could use a Buckley-style approach to political banter to keep them on their intellectual toes.
As far as Gore Vidal, I was taught never to speak ill of the dead.