Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Ladies and Gentlemen... Here For One Show Only — John Ashcroft!

Next week, former US Attorney General John Ashcroft is speaking here at Columbia. Ashcroft — the guest of the Columbia Federalist Society, College Conservative Club, College Republicans and Young Americans Foundation — is delivering a speech entitled, "Law, Liberty and Security."

Naturally, questions at the event will be pre-screened, so send yours in to questionsforashcroft@gmail.com.

In case you can't pony up $275 for the student rate(!) to join Ashcroft for dinner before the speech*, here's an Ashcroft gem likely to eclipse any witty over-tenderloin banter you might hear from the former Attorney General:

John Ashcroft sings his blockbuster hit Let the Eagle Soar
(Click the image below for a video that will change your life)

Source: CNN.com, WBTV

Sing along!

Let the eagle soar,
Like she's never soared before.
From rocky coast to golden shore,
Let the mighty eagle soar.
Soar with healing in her wings,
As the land beneath her sings:
"Only god, no other kings."
This country's far too young to die.
We've still got a lot of climbing to do,
And we can make it if we try.
Built by toils and struggles
God has led us through.


* Update: As noted in a comment below and here, the $275 student rate (again, !) applies only to dinner with the former Attorney General. The entry fee and/or attendee qualifications for the speech are not specified in the Federalist Society email.

5 Comments:

At 6:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

andy, might want to re-read your email. the event is free; you would only need to pay to go to dinner with him before his talk.

 
At 7:08 PM, Blogger Andy said...

Thanks for the correction! Duly noted.

 
At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you misread; it's actually quite clear that it's two separate events, two separate RSVP's, and the money is for "plates":
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RSVP for John Ascroft Speech. Space is limited.

The one and only John Ashcroft is coming to Columbia on November
30th, 7:30 PM in Lerner Hall.

To RSVP simply e-mail ashcroftcu@gmail.com with

Subject: RSVP

Your name
Your year

Also, don’t forget! Send in your questions for the second part of
the event, just e-mail them to questionsforashcroft@gmail.com

Your name (optional)
Your question

This is a Columbia Federalist Society Event sponsored by College
Conservative Club, College Republicans and Young Americans
Foundation.

ALSO: (emphasis added)
An Evening with John Ashcroft.
Nov. 30th 5:00-9:00 PM

Join us for an intimate gathering, complete
with cocktails and dinner with Senator, Governor and Attorney
General John Ashcroft at Columbia University's prestigious Faculty
House. Dinner will be followed by front row seating to Sen.
Ashcroft's speech, his first at Columbia University.

Prices are 300 a plate (275 for students) and 1000 a plate for the
main table, both are tax deductible. So please act quickly, numbers
are extremely limited; RSVP to ashcroftcu@gmail.com with subject
line "Dinner RSVP" and your contact information.


We are hope you are looking forward to this event as much as we are.

 
At 2:54 PM, Anonymous A. Rickey said...

The entry fee and/or attendee qualifications for the speech are not specified in the Federalist Society email.

Certainly it would be more honest to phrase this as, "No entry fee and/or attendee qualifications for the speech are listed in the Federalist Society email." Or do you mean to imply that there are qualifications and entry fees, they're just not listed?

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger a total rogue said...

After hearing that song, I wanted to stab myself with a screwdriver!, Is this a torture blog?

 

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