President Bush live last night, Giuliani live today

I’m writing from the 25th Anniversary conference of the Federalist Society in Washington D.C., where President Bush spoke last night along with Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Antonin Scalia.

The President spoke mostly about the value of our Constitution and its strict interpretation, which elicited resounding applause from the gathered members of The Federalist Society, an organization of Conservative-leaning attorneys and law students. As I thought when I saw/heard W speak almost four years ago at the AIPAC Conference in Washington D.C., he is – contrary to popular belief – a fine speaker. He is also something many seasoned speakers are not – funny off the cuff. When he first ascended to the podium he said, “I appreciate the value of an organization that champions free speech – so much so that Jane asked me to give one.”

When someone in the crowd called out, “Four more years,” W shot back to the crowd of attorneys, “If I come back for the thirtieth anniversary, it’ll cost some billable hours.”

Great as it was to hear the President, the most inspiring remark of the night, for me, came from Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of the Federalist Society who, introducing Justice Clarence Thomas, said, “Thank you, Justice Thomas, for reminding us: There is nothing wrong with being ridiculed and hated if what you are standing for is true.”

Words to live by in this age of insipid moral relativism.

This afternoon Mayor Giuliani is speaking. 

This entry was written by and posted on November 16, 2007 at 2:32 pm and filed under Blog.

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