Tuesday, June 06, 2006


In honor of those who served and sacrificed to defeat tyranny in a previous conflict, President Reagan's "Boys of Pointe du Hoc speech," delivered on the 40th anniversary of D-Day. Reagan's tribute was so moving that it inspired the Liberal historian Douglas Brinkley to write a book about the speech and the men of the Second Ranger Battalion whose valor on this day 62 years ago inspired it.

As a speechwriter, all I can say is -- damn, Peggy Noonan was good! But she was also blessed to work for a visionary leader and incredible speaker the likes of which graces American politics maybe once a generation, if we're lucky.