As the The Senescent Man, a former student of David Brudnoy, succinctly put it, "Before there was Andrew Sullivan, there was David Brudnoy." Brudnoy, the long time conservative, and gay, host of a radio show on Boston's WBZ radio passed away yesterday after giving his last radio interview the night before. I must confess that I rarely listened to him on WBZ, but the few times that I did while passing through Boston on the way north (usually between Red Sox games), I found his use of the language impressive and his insight and commentary wonderful. He lived his life the way he wanted, and lived with the consequences. He was a responsible man with great talent. He will be missed.