November 07, 2007

I Am One of Life's Winners

As the Washington Times's Robert Stacy McCain reports, AmSpec had its 40th anniversary gala last night. You'll note this, near the end of RSM's write-up:

Mr. Tyrrell said the magazine is now "training the next generation of conservative writers," and its Young Journalist Award was presented last night to Spectator staff writer[*] John Tabin. The magazine's Young Writers Program is funded by oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens.
Funny thing: Until Pickens announced my name, I had no idea about this. I'm told my expression was "priceless."

Here's what they gave me:


It's crystal and therefore hard to photograph, but it says:

The American Spectator
Young Journalism Fellowship Award
Best In Class

Presented to
John Tabin
November 6, 2007

(It's a little odd, by the way, that the WaTimes report mentions me but doesn't mention Charles Krauthammer, who received the Barbara Olson Award. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that I know Stacy McCain socially.)

*Not my actual title ("contributor" would be more accurate -- I'm not technically on the Spectator's staff), but whatever.

Posted by John Tabin at November 7, 2007 11:07 AM
Comments

>I'm told my expression was "priceless."

It was.

Posted by: Jeremy Lott at November 12, 2007 09:06 PM

I'm glad to that IC education finally paying off.

Congrats!

Posted by: Ryan at November 13, 2007 06:17 PM