Via JJ, we learn of curious developments:
"Canada's Fraser institute sees nothing controversial about its choice of Dr. Richard Dawkins, currently one the West's most notorious opponents of religious belief, as the keynote speaker at tonight's Iluminismo lecture. The Institute's slogan of "Competitive market solutions for public policy problems" has left some puzzled as to how Dawkins fits into that mandate."
Damn right, that is a head-scratcher. What in Aunty Em's underwear were those people thinking, getting a rabid, fire-breathing, atheistic ... oh, there we go (emphasis added):
Considered by many to be the country's premier conservative think tank, the Institute told LifeSiteNews.com there is nothing "controversial" about Dr. Dawkins' appearance, since the lecture is sold out."
Ain't capitalism grand? Of course, the FI could have brought in someone more along their ideological lines like, say, Alberto Gonzales but, these days, that's not what you'd call a heavy draw. Although, in all fairness, Abu Ghraib Al would probably do it for a lot less.
I also hear Kathy Shaidle's available, for the price of the buffet at Denny's.