Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Kick Jerry's ass right up between his shoulders

Maybe a fascist but he sure wasn't a wimp.

The late Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater on John McCain's new pal Jerry Falwell, July 1981: "I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass."

1 comment:

The Continental Op said...

Goldwater was neither a wimp nor a fascist. Arch-conservative, sure. But he had a decent respect for personal liberty -- which explains his disdain for the likes of Falwell. There are plenty of things to criticise about Goldwater -- his opposition to civil rights legislation being just the one that comes most immediately to mind. But in some ways, he was a conservative that a leftist like me could respect. I'd gladly take him over Bush, McCain, or even many of today's Democrats.