Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Face of Young Conservatism: Mary Katharine Ham

I'm pretty sure I first became aware of Mary Katharine Ham on Bill O'Reilly's show, where she used to appear every week as his internet maven (no small task, since O'Reilly is a total dolt when it comes to anything having to do with the internet). She's a smart, young, personable and poised conservative who is maturing fast.

Mary Katharine is a contributor to the Weekly Standard blog. She's also continues to be seen regularly on Fox News. It's hard for me to believe this young woman is only 29 years old. Here's a fact about Mary Katharine that I think is going to be, increasingly, a resume-enhancer for this and the next generation of college grads: SHE DIDN'T GO TO HARVARD.* Mary Katharine is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Here she is giving the closing remarks at the Defending the American Dream Summit. Ed Morrissey over at HotAir said this: Mary Katharine told the activists, many of whom have only recently become politically active at all, that the Left wants to hound them out of the public square by calling them extremists, un-American, and racists. “What you do is honorable, what you do is responsible — and do not let anyone tell you any different.” It’s a great finale to a terrific event. Click on the link above to see the video of her remarks.

*Somewhere on the internet this morning I read that Valerie Jerrett's daughter is a student at Harvard Law. Harvard Law might want to re-think its admission politcies before it becomes completely synonymous with elitist corruption. (Too late? Could be.) What seems to be happening now is that last generation's affirmative action poster children who got their degrees at Harvard and other Ivy League schools are now able to get their own children admitted as legacy brats. Stay tuned to As the World Turns. Or is it The Twilight Zone?

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