Libertarians Lead at Political Partying

How come whenever I’m at the National Press Club, the events are somewhat dry and there is no real party going on? If memory serves correctly, the latest events there with which I was involved were a couple of press conferences and panel discussions dealing with 2004 election recount in Ohio, a panel I sat on which was hosted by Webster Brooks dealing with minority voting in the 2004 elections and helping Aaron Russo run some film crews for this flick.

According to Wonkette, they have a much better time at the National Press Club when I’m not speaking. Not only do they get to listen to Joe Trippi and Glenn Reynolds discussing the present and future of blogging and politics, but it sounds like they partied their asses off, too.

From Wonkette:

After all this, we definitely needed a drink. Thankfully, the debate and book signing were followed by an open bar. As our host Nick Gillespie put it, “This is a celebration of open source, so we have an open bar. ‘Please take what you want – but drink what you take.’ So we took, and drank, and took and drank some more.”

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Getting drunk with libertarians is fun!

I think I just learned the secret to hosting successful events in DC: Invite libertarians and have a lot of booze on hand. Perhaps our expertise is closer to political partying than political parties. On a related note, I’ll be speaking in Baltimore on April 1, then spending a few days in DC where I hope to catch up on my alcohol consumption with some of my friends in the area.


Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. Steve, I do believe the Majority Party henchmen and their propaganda division apparatchiks do really know how to party….who are you kiddin’?!

    Now this is a god damned party!

    If the LP shadow-partiers really know how to party, please invite me the next time I go to a LP-trek convention, or I may have to switch back to the Blue Bandana Posse (Democrats) because they have louder music, better drugs, and hotter chicks – or at least more, and too much is never enough.

    I’m sure I won’t be missed too much at the LP although the DP (double penetrators) may not really welcome me back either, or at least view me with some suspicion for having betrayed them the first time…

  2. Paulie, I threw two better ones at LP functions before. One in Altanta at the convention and in San Jose at the presidential suite in the hotel. We had Starchild decorate for that one (we dubbed the style 80s Orgy as he removed all the furniture and placed hundreds of borrowed pillows on the floor. We got cases of free wine from a local supporter. People were swimming naked in the hottub before that night was over.

  3. Darn, I knew it.

    I missed the one in Atlanta.

    Thus, === back to after the hyperlink in my original comment….