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President Bush speaks at our conference

The Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs and The Cincinnati Lawyers Chapter of the
Federalist Society are co-sponsoring a conference on The Presidency and the Courts on Monday, October 6th, in Cincinnati. The panelists include: Charles Miller, Wendy Long, Robert Alt, Jeffrey Sikkenga, Louis Bilionis, Ed Whelan, Doug Cole, Michael J. Gerhardt, David Forte, and Paul Clement. Former Attorney General Edwin Meese will speak at lunch and

President George W. Bush will speak in the afternoon. It is fair to say that it will be a great conference (see the themes of the panels) and then to have the President, who has done so much good for the Federal Courts (think of his Supreme Court appointments), talk about his judicial philosophy is about as exciting as it gets! His trip to Cincinnati is mentioned in today’s White House Press Briefing.

Discussions - 5 Comments

Will the event's speeches and panel discussions become "Ashbrook Event" podcasts?

Sorry but listening to Bush is not as exciting as it gets, although it might be fun to watch his revisionism against the historical legacy of disaster and failure staring at him. It would be more interesting to watch the relative inactivity of birds on a monday afternoon.

re, So, don't listen. I can't go, I teach that day, but I would like to hear what George Bush has to say about his presidency and the courts. At this point, facing his historic legacy, he might be very interesting. Those other guys might be interesting, too. You do not have to listen, but I would like to.

We had a migrating flock of Brewer's blackbirds in the trees around my house today. This is not the time of year for the inactivity of birds. You seem to have a knack for being unaware of the reality of the world that surrounds you. Are you very young?

We have stumbled upon the prepared text for Bush at the Ashbook talk. Here it is.

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

ren, that was funny and I thank you for putting such an amusement together, although I might be the only person who reads it. I do hope the Bushes have decided to begin repairing their "legacy" and are giving some thought as to how to survive a retirement from the office when retirement from the role of scapegoat seems impossible. I do not really see that he has done more stupid things than previous presidents, Clinton, for example. For Bush the buck stops there as it did not for Clinton. I do not understand the loathing you and others have for him. When I ask the most vociferous loathers of my acquaintance as to the whys and wherefores of their loathing, the response I get is something like, "Oh my God! If you do not get that, you do not get anything!" and so there I am, no better off than I was before. Which is to say, I think you are wrong about Bush. I wish he had done a better job, but I do not know, positively know, of who available to us would have done a better. Do you?

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