After work tonight, I stopped by the American Enterprise Institute to listen to a panel discussion on What William F. Buckley, Jr. Can Teach Today's Conservatives. The panel--Ramesh Ponnuru of The National Review, Charles Kesler of the Claremont Review of Books, and Chris Demuth of AEI, was superbly moderated by Arthur Brooks of AEI.
It was 90 minutes well-spent, with all three panelists offering first hand stories from their friendships with WFB and advice on how to move forward with the Conservative movement.
I need to do more of this stuff. There were about forty people there, including Bill Kristol, Kate O'Beirne (what a strikingly tall and attractive woman), Michael Barone and Steven Hayward. I chatted up Bill Kristol and Ramesh on the Blog, and because we had to give our "affiliations" when we asked a question, I of course proclaimed myself a blogger (Ramesh nodded knowingly when I mentioned The Conservative Wahoo--perhaps he's read it!)