Christopher Buckley just released a new novel, Little Green Men.
Q: Does your dad [William F. Buckley Jr.] stammer like that at home, or is it totally affected for TV?
A: The stammer, the gestures, he practices those in the greenroom before going on TV every time. A media adviser told him when he was very young that he needed more affectation. He's been very diligent.
Q: You're raising your kids Catholic? I thought you were lapsed.
A: I was raising them agnostic, then the Hale-Bopp thing happened, and I thought, "What if in their 20s, they decide they need some...