Tim Blair


New Criterion



Monday, October 21, 2002

The communards behind the Radio National Breakfast program were really tickling their own fancies this morning by interviewing Gordon Liddy, famous in the days when the communards' parents were young for his role in the Watergate break-in. He is now an author, radio talk-back host and commentator. Just like Auntie's.

NO HE'S NOT! It seems Mr Liddy is a - shock - SHOCK-JOCK!

When Liddy demurred at this description it took our hostess Schenker way outside her comfort zone trying to find an alternative title for her guest while staying true to the Faith of the communards. You should listen for a laugh tomorrow when the audio is available.

Liddy is vastly better-informed and considered in his views than any of Auntie's commentators, but also a robust libertarian by conviction, and that makes him very shocking indeed in Auntie's company.