I'm with Lord Byron
Who famously wrote of the British reactionary Lord Castlereagh:
You can supply the rhymed word in place of the ellipsis, I am sure. The occasion for this lyric outbreak?
Buckley's gone. Charming man. As an architect and ideologue for the Conservative Movement, did the country terrible damage. A few were enriched. Many were killed. And our system of Constitutional government is near death.
NOTE Brad DeLong has a more nuanced and historically grounded reaction.
Thanks, Bill. Well done, all.