Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Where there's a Will there's a crowd

Washington Post columnist George F. Will delivered a lecture Wednesday night before several hundred people on the campus of his host, the University of Dubuque.

His themes included personal responsibility and government-sponsored entitlements, which are diametrically opposed. Conservative themes.

I suspect that Will has delivered this talk -- or something quite similar -- on many occasions, his delivery was so smooth and his recall of specific details so certain. Then again, he was no less so during the question-and-answer segment, fielding disparate questions from the gold standard to terrorism to social issues.

As a member of the audience, I felt that his hour-plus went quickly.

Sorry about the fuzzy nature of the video clip; I was working from the cheap seats!

In any case, it was an informative and thought-provoking program, and certainly worth missing the opening innings of the opening game of the World Series.

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