Thursday, July 01, 2004

What I did today...before I came home early.

Today I went to The Heritage Foundation to watch a panel presentation called "Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: A One-Year Review." The speakers were Daniel Sutherland from DHS and Timothy Edgar from the ACLU. It was moderated by Paul Rosenzweig of the Heritage Foundation. It was interesting. Predictably no one agreed on anything. Paul Rosenzweig wore a really weird looking bowtie. There seemed to be a lot of interns there from all over, and that included five of us from my office...and, as noted by one of my fellow interns, there were a lot more females than males...I heartily disapprove. One of my other fellow interns was "not impressed with the intellectual rigor of any of the speakers." They all seemed smarter than me, so I have to disagree with that.

Funniest moment was when Timothy Edgar made a potshot at Daniel Sutherland about whether people have a right to fly in this country because it's a big country and we have a right to interstate travel, and how he didn't know what Scalia would say about that. Then Paul Rosenzweig got up and said something to the effect of, "Well, Scalia would say we have the right to interstate travel by any means available in 1787, so horseback is still OK." It doesn't seem funny now...did I mention he was wearing a weird bowtie?

And, now I'm home early because I have some reading to do for a project and our supervisor said we could do stuff like that at home since there is limited office space available...fine by me...I've got laundry going and I'm working in my pajamas...Oh Happy Day!
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