As the lonely conservative voice in the Big Apple, you'd expect the New York Sun would be all over the death of William F. Buckley Jr.
They didn't disappoint, with a humongous AP photo on the front page, which accompanied a long obit, editorial by neocon Sun founder Seth Lipsky, an excerpt from an early Buckley book and an op-ed from American Spectator founder, Sun contributing editor and Buckley groupie R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
Tyrrell was friends with Buckley for 40 years, so a reverent and eloquent paean to the man was to be expected. More jolting, however, was the next to last line of his piece.
"And so the baton is passed. On the conservative side it passes from Buckley to Ann Coulter."
If so, it probably tells you as much about the conservative movement as you need to know.