The think tank that I run, Center of the American Experiment, has an annual dinner with a distinguished history. We have hosted speakers like Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, George H. W. Bush, George Will, Robert Bork, and many more. Our 2016 dinner was last Saturday night. It was a wonderful event, attended by 870 conservatives. Dana Perino was our speaker.
She did a great job, taking every opportunity to mingle with attendees, skillfully tailoring her speech to the audience, signing dozens of books, spending an hour at the after-party hosted by the Center’s Young Leadership Council. And she was delightful; if Perino is not the world’s nicest person, she is definitely on the list.
I also spoke, talking about the Center’s many accomplishments in the first five months of the year.
You can read more about the event at the Center’s new web site, which just went live today. I am pretty proud of the site, to which I contributed some design ideas. Kegan Quimby did the actual work. One of the site’s nice features is that each time you access it, you see a different picture of Minnesota. So please check it out and bookmark it, there is lots of good content to come.
One more thing: don’t miss Tom Steward’s post on the environmental depredations of solar power.