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Long-Awaited Answer to a F.A.Q.

There are a few questions I get asked all the time. What’s it like working at National Review? What was Bill Buckley really like? What did you think of the latest Battlestar Galactica? How did you write that book while keeping your girlish figure? Is it really true that Ramesh was cut at the last minute from the starring role in Lambada: The Forbidden Dance? What is the annual rainfall in Western Oklahoma?

But there are few questions I’m asked more than, “When are you going to do another one of those conservative comedy nights like you (and Mark Steyn and Rob Long) did in New Hampshire or the Conservative Summit?”

Well, to that one I have an answer: In a couple weeks!

Alas, Mark Steyn couldn’t make this one. At first, my reaction was “Well, that’s that. We can’t do it without Steyn.” Then, I found out that Christopher Buckley would sub-in for him. My reaction was sort of like that of Hugo Drax in Moonraker when he’s talking on the phone with the personal assassin employment agency inquiring about a new henchman. He describes his needs with much urgency, but then the person on the other side of the line says he can deliver Jaws. “Oh, you can get him?” Drax replies, “Yes, well, that will be more than satisfactory.”

Or something like that.

Anyway, me, Buckley and Long will be at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, offering some much needed counter-programming to the Democratic Convention down the road. The drinks will be flowing. And hopefully a good time will be had by all. I should note — with some pride — that at the New Hampshire event, the laughter from our room was so loud that Bill Clinton, speaking at a rally next door for the woman he happens to be married to, had to wait a minute for the noise to die down before he could resume talking. That was pretty cool.

Anyway, I do hope Cornerites will be there. Also, anyone in Colorado who’s been waiting for a book signing out there, can seize the opportunity for that as well. All the information is right here.


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