I got a surprising number of emails thanking me for posting about Joe Sobran’s recent death.
Here’s a new compendium of remembrances of Sobran by his fellow writers, over at Conservative HQ.
Ann Coulter’s new column is devoted to Joe Sobran, a major influence on her writing style:
It was Joe who came up with the apocryphal New York Times headline: “New York Destroyed by Earthquake; Women and Minorities Hit Hardest.”
Joe created the phrase “strange new respect” to describe the sudden warm admiration the media have for any conservative who becomes a liberal.
In the ’80s, Bill Buckley suggested that AIDS sufferers be required to get tattoos on their buttocks to protect other gays. As all hell broke loose over his proposal, Sobran simply suggested that it might borrow from Dante: “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.”