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Political Satirist Christopher Buckley Talks about His Conservative Roots


Aired 4/19/09

Maureen Cavanaugh : It's no secret that some comedians and satirists are lamenting the passing of the Bush Administration. The former president with his creative mispronunciations, curious government appointees and shrinking popularity was an easy target for those who make a living laughing at the powerful.

But, my guest, writer and satirist Christopher Buckley has never been among those who look to take a easy shot at a weak target. Buckley has been poking at political sacred cows for years in his novels and his magazine columns, magazines including the National Review, which was founded by his father, William F Buckley.

In fact, Christopher Buckley's independence as a political observer got him into some trouble last year, as the son of a conservative icon endorsed Barack Obama for president.

Christopher Buckley will speak this Friday, February 6, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2009 Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.


  • Christopher Buckley , author of "Thank You for Smoking" and "Supreme Courtship," and editor-at-large for ForbesLife magazine.


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