By now most everyone has seen or heard about Ben Shaprio’s magnificent smackdown of the egregious Piers Morgan on CNN a few weeks back (posted below). If people didn’t know of Ben before then, they enjoyed a star-in-the-making moment. But even a natural talent usually has some important help along the way, and in Ben’s case, it was the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellows program. Ben was among the 2006 class of this distinguished program; other Publius alumni include freshman Rep. Tom Cotton, radio host Laura Ingraham, and many other up and coming stars of the conservative world. The application deadline for this year’s program is March 1; you can download an application at the link above.
Meanwhile, ICYMI, enjoy Ben in action: