Maybe you're not feeling bookish right now. Maybe you're feeling like the fellow in P.G. Wodehouse's novel Spring Fever who "gave the book a tentative prod with the tip of his fingers, like a puppy pawing at a tortoise." It could be you're up for something pictorial instead, especially if it's political and likely to bring a smile to your face. Then I say gaze on this collection of Michael Ramirez's recent cartoons. Among others, they feature Saddam and Baghdad Bob.
I know I'm not telling you Californians anything new when I say Mr. Ramirez is the Pulitzer Prize winning political columnist at the Los Angeles Times. I am telling you, however, that if you like what you see from Mr. Ramirez, then come along to Huntington Beach this weekend and hear him show and tell more—at the meeting of the Claremont Institute's President's Club. He is Saturday's luncheon speaker.
And if you haven't already made the patriotic move into Claremont's President's Club, do so and you'll bolster the team and disappoint the enemies of freedom and constitutional government.
President's Club Meeting: Schedule of Events
All meals and panels will be held at Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, Huntington Beach, CA.
Friday, May 2
5-6 p.m. Registration
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner
Thomas A. Fuentes, Master of Ceremonies
Brian T. Kennedy, President, The Claremont Institute
California State Senator Tom McClintock
Saturday, May 3
8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9-10:15 a.m. Panel 1, Glenn Ellmers, moderator
Christianity and the Politics of Freedom, Thomas G. West
Islam and the Politics of Terror, Paul Marshall
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Panel 2, Ken Masugi, moderator
The Future of California, Eloise Anderson and Bill Simon
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Bruce Sanborn, Master of Ceremonies
Chairman, Board of Directors, The Claremont Institute
Thomas Krannawitter, Vice President, The Claremont Institute
Michael Ramirez, Political Cartoonist, Los Angeles Times
1:45-2:30 p.m. Seminar
Investing in the Claremont Institute: Good For You, Good for Your Country
Brian T. Kennedy, Dick Schiendler
2:45 - 4:00 PM Break-out Sessions
The Origins of Liberalism and the Relevance of the Founders' Principles to Our Politics Today
Thomas Krannawitter, Vice President; Glenn Ellmers, Director of Research
National Security Requirements in the Age of Terrorism
Brian T. Kennedy
Understanding Local Tyranny
(a walking tour of Huntington Beach)
Howard F. Ahmanson and Ken Masugi
4:00 p.m. Reception
Conference and Hotel Information
The cost for the two-day event is $175 for Presidents Club members, $225 for non-members, and covers the entire program and four meals. Rates for single meals are also available.
For room reservations, call (800) 554-9288, and ask for the special Claremont Institute rate of $159 per night.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California 92648