William Safire has Died at Age 79

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Conservative Columnist and former White House Speech Writer has died of cancer in a Maryland hospice. He wrote a NY Times column for 30 years and, during the Nixon Administration, coined Spiro Agnew’s famous phrase: “nattering nabobs of negativism.”

Safire made a specialty of analyzing the correct use of the English language, and in more than 3000 columns and 15 books he had plenty of opportunity to show off his craft.

I never agreed with his point of view, but I must say I admired his weight and staying power in journalism.

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Posted on September 27, 2009, in Education, Obits, Opinion, Politics, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on William Safire has Died at Age 79.

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