Thursday, February 28, 2008

You Can't Spell William F. Buckley Without F-U-...

Lest it be said that I cannot find a good word to say about all God's children, I want to commend the late Bill Buckley for his pioneering work as a safer sex educator or, as the position was known in those days, Texas Pecker Inspector:

Q: Am I wrong in thinking that Mr. Buckley served as an infantry company commander in World War II? If so, in what unit and in which theater of operations did he serve? —Hillard Gordon

A: He served in the U.S. Army but did not make it overseas. He did, however, oversee a sexual hygiene operation on a base in Texas.

True, it wasn't Corregidor or Omaha Beach, but this was before the advent of Malathion lotion. I'd like to think that Bill formed his life-long crush on Ronnie Reagan during a screening of a cautionary one-reeler starring the future President as Private Pustule.