Kate O'Beirne, RIP

Jonah mentioned what a generous mentor Kate was. I can personally attest to this. I doubt I would have become editor of NR or survived the daunting task of working for Bill Buckley at the helm of his beloved magazine if it hadn’t been for Kate’s friendship, counsel, and wisdom. She was funny, warm, creative, generous, and might have been the most persuasive person I’ve ever known. She was also an incredibly acute political analyst, and often anyone going on TV to do punditry checked in with her to borrow a witty line, a prediction, or an opinion. She loved
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Author: Rich Lowry