The departure of Christopher Buckley from the National Review continues to roil that famous conservative publication. Kathleen Parker, a conservative critic of Sarah Palin, cheers on Buckley at National Review Online. (After Parker criticized Palin's qualifications for the VP job, one NR reader wrote in to tell Parker that her mother should have aborted her -- one reason, Buckley says, he chose to make his presidential preference known elsewhere than in the pages of his father's magazine.) Kathryn Jean Lopez, the editor of NRO, says publishing Parker's praise of Buckley's argument yesterday made her "heartsick."*
*She doesn't explicitly cite Parker's column as the cause of said heartsickness, but it doesn't take great deductive powers to figure out that's the one she means.
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