Ross Douthat has a great story about WFB over at The Atlantic excerpted from his book Privilege. Here is a hilarious passage:

“You aren’t actually going to go swimming, are you?” he asked me.

“Aren’t you?” I demanded.

“Well …”

“Well what?”

“I don’t really like to swim very much in general.”

“Well, Jaime,” I said grandly, “neither do I, honestly. But you know, I think there comes a time in a man’s life when he has a chance to say to his grandchildren, I once went skinny-dipping with William F. Buckley, Jr. And this, Jaime, this is that chance.”

Read the whole thing.