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Nice Note

About last night, from my host:


At about 8 AM this morning I recieved a very worried and distraught phone

call from [The Guy Who Failed To Pick Me Up] – “Gilles, I fell asleep!”

I sincerely apologize that we didn’t get you a ride to the airport this

morning. I hope you were able to sort it out without too much inconvenience.

Please let me know if you had to incur any additional expense and we’ll

reimburse you.

[TGWFTPMU] is quite horrified he dropped the ball. Maybe this could be used to

help further shame him out of law school…. 🙂

Also, last night was awesome. You were everything we wanted you to be. I

thought the speech was great, and it was almost eery how you hit each and

every one of CFACT’s issues, hit it with the right take, the right remedy,

and did it as if you’d sat next our founder on the flight over.

And at the Big 10, it was great to watch people walk away just awed that they

shared a pitcher of beer with Jonah Goldberg and James Lilleks. (Brought to

you by CFACT of course!)

Last night was fantastic and a great way for us to end the year. I hope this

morning didn’t suck too bad, because I’m guessing we’ll want you back.


Bill Gilles


Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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