First Annual Thomas Paine "In The Spirit of Thomas Paine" Award to be given to Dick Morris on 11/17/2010 I met with Mr. John Wright today who is the Director of the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum. John, who is a wonderful illustrator, works tirelessly in promoting the Museum, and as you can see from the video below, he is very enthusiastic about the annual “In the Spirit of Thomas Paine ” Award. The museum is a not for- profit historic house museum, and it was formerly the home of Thomas Paine (there was always a rumor that some of his bones are buried in the museum grounds). The first annual award sponsored by the Cottage in New Rochelle is given to a recipient who is a broadcast or print journalist, commentator or author who exemplifies, on a national level, in Paine’s own words. ” But such is the irrestible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.” It’s recipient this year is Mr. Dick Morris, who is well known as a media commentator and author appearing on the radio, television, writes columns for the New York Post, Newsmax, the Hill Magazine and is regularly seen on the Fox News network as a political commentator. Mr. Morris has also handled the winning campaigns of President Bill Clinton, Republican Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Pete Wilson of California and 30 other political candidates. Mr. Dick Morris, will be the keynote speaker on November 17th at the V.I.P. Club in New Rochelle and it looks to be a wonderful event. Cocktails and a book signing will start at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at $75 each and if you contact Mr. Wright at (914) 633-1776, he will be able to assist you. You can also purchase tables for 10 if desired, and advertising is also available for as little as $80 for a quarter page. The Community Leadership Award will also be awarded at that time to Sydelle & Norman Herzberg.
New Rochelle is GREAT!