Live from the Americans For Prosperity Defending the American Dream

A few snapshots from the Defending the American Dream summit,

This morning’s panel Right on Line, with Emily Zanotti, Eric Odom, and Alan Fuller,

On bloggers’ row:
Emily Zanotti and the bloggers

Princella Smith and Sean Hackbarth of both Republican Senate and American Mind;
Alan Bitley of Net Right Nation and Stop, and Ralph Benko of The Webster’s Dictionary

Right now we’re all asking, What the hey is wrong with Chris Buckley?? Here he is, saying,

Dear Pup once said to me, “You know, I’ve spent my entire life time separating the Right from the kooks.”

Well, Chris separated from the Right… indeed.

More later.


Richard Miniter dropped by bloggers’ row and I asked him what did he make of the Buckley statement?
Richard says that Christopher Buckley went ot Hampshire College, and despite the Buckley name doesn’t have the Buckley ideas, and he swims with the intellectual elite that is given to fads.

We then talked about how there’s been a shift in the quality of intellectual and political elites. For instance, C. Buckley and others are taking astrology seriously. In other times common sense and learning were a basis for rationality, and an education meant you had read a set of books; now an education is a piece of paper.


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5 Responses to “Live from the Americans For Prosperity Defending the American Dream”

  1. Obi's Sister Says:

    Poor Bill is probably spinning in his grave!

  2. Pat Patterson Says:

    I went to the link for The Webster’s Dictionary and imagine my disappointment to find out it wasn’t a nostalgia site for Webster Webfoot.

    Webster’s the one with the baseball cap for those of you that grew up on HR Pufnstuf and the Kroft Bros.

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    Now how did I miss you yesterday?

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