This afternoon I spoke at the Heritage Foundation; you can find some remarks about the talk and its aftermath in the comments field here. You can watch or listen to an mp3 of the talk on the Heritage site here. (I can’t tell from my laptop if these things are available yet, but I understand that if not, they will be within 24 hours.) The talk and Q-and-A was also filmed by C-Span, and should be broadcast in a few weeks.
There was one frivolous question, as detailed in the comments field linked above, but otherwise it was a good set of questions from a thoughtful group of people. At the end a number of plants in the audience began singing a song about me and Dick Cheney — they turned out to be followers of cult leader Lyndon LaRouche. They also showed up at an event in Boston at which I spoke several weeks ago, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I see them again soon. The song seems to have been a variant of the one they used to disrupt a debate between Lamont, Lieberman, and the Republican guy in Connecticut a few weeks ago, although I doubt they sang about me in front of Lieberman.
It is kind of them to think me so important as to write a song about me, but it is a pity that the only way the opposition sees fit to engage the points I bring forth is with scorn and ridicule, rather than substantive discussion. And that goes for many more people than today’s singers.