An outraged seven figures Cato donor, by the name of Levy, has stepped forward to protest Cato's invitation to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the keynote speaker at tonight's Cato black tie event.
Mrs. Levy has sent out a scathing email detailing the many ways that Christie is much more of a statist than a libertarian.
Mrs. Levy advises those who plan to attend the event to not clap during the Christie speech and she advises those who have not made a decision about attending to not go.
It should be noted the hypocrisy in the Crane-led Cato inviting the political Christie to the event. This can do nothing but polish the standing of Cato's top officials with the establishment political elite, at a time when they are charging that Koch control of Cato would lead to political influence at Cato. You can't bring in a much bigger politico than Chris Christie.
So three cheers for the brave and principled Mrs. Levy.
One warning to you, Mrs. Levy.
Your principled voice will be needed once again at Cato, as a woman, a decent human being, a libertarian and a person with a strong and brave voice. In days to come, the news out of Cato is going to be much more wretched than just that of a fat blowhard giving a speech.