I spent much of this past weekend in Florida at the Restoration Weekend hosted by David Horowitz’s Freedom Center. I had a chance to listen and talk to many of the bright lights of conservatism, young and old and in-between. Three of them in particular had messages I think worth passing on beyond the confines of the event: Ann Coulter, Pat Caddell and Lee Habeeb. I’ll give each a brief post.
A story by Russian writer Nikolai Gogol called The Overcoat was so influential that Dostoevsky remarked that all Russian writers who followed “come out of Gogol’s overcoat.” Similarly I always feel that all hot conservative commentator-babes come out of Ann’s mini-skirt (though perhaps that’s not the most elegant way to put it). For my money, she’s still one of the smartest and the best of our warrior women. In fact, much of what she says is so sensible and down-to-earth that her flash style — the savage wit, the uncompromising rhetoric, the glamourous looks — sometimes obscures the simple clarity of her thinking. No one is right a hundred percent of the time, but she’s always incisive, practical and incredibly well-informed. I’m looking forward to reading her new book Never Trust A Liberal Over 3 — Especially a Republican.