I loath the Oscars, Golden Globes, and other award shows. Is there anything worse than a bunch of self-important blowhards congratulating themselves and blathering about how they are what makes the world a place worth living? Well, perhaps, a bunch of conservative students and law professors doing the same thing might be worse. So I found myself at the Federalist Society Students Symposium this year as the recipient of the 2010 Paul M. Bator Award. As you can see in the video of my remarks here, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was doing there and I took a different lesson from the award than others.
Todd–I second both sentiments: Great honor and great speech. Congratulations!
Way to go, Todd! Much deserved, and a fine speech.
Entertaining speech. I love the award-as-commitment-mechanism/ incentive device interpretation. Of course, at least one alternative interpretation is that the market is telling you your own idiosyncratic (and very humble) evaluation of your own “place” on the Bator Award list is too low! Under either interpretation, this is a really great honor. Way better than a Golden Globe 🙂