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Blogging from the Front Lines (at SLA): MLD Kick-off Breakfast – 15 June 2009, 0700 hours

MLD enjoyed good company and a good meal as 86 members turned
out for our kickoff breakfast!

Sponsored by LexisNexis, our government rep Kara Owens gave
a brief presentation on her company’s “Rule of Law” Resource Center.  It is a free online resource featuring
information and articles on human rights , rule of law and related topics.
Visit the site at: http://law.lexisnexis.com/webcenters/RuleoflawResourceCenter.

We enjoyed scrambled eggs, BACON, assorted muffins and
pastries, fresh fruit, cereal and juices, and of course great coffee (much
welcomed at that early hour!)  Everyone
was certainly glad to see each other again and excited about the
(then-upcoming) SLA conference. A good time was had by all!

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Sharon loved the bacon!

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Carol and Connie graciously pose for the camera.

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Even at breakfast, Rachel feels compelled to provide instruction 😉

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As Ronald Reagan traveled across the United States campaigning for the highest office in the land, the Governor of California possessed an ace in his hand unmatched by his opponents: the ear and advice of former president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Reagan was in constant contact with Ike, following his advice at every turn and going so far as to base his entire 1966 campaign on his mentor’s own successful run years before. Eisenhower’s astute view of internal Washington politics, foreign affairs, military matters, and the swirling pool of primary rivals, provided his protégé the fuel he needed to learn, and eventually win, the war of words. In his latest book, Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal: Ike, RFK, and Reagan’s Emergence as a World Statesman, Dr. Gene Kopelson outlines the story of Reagan’s first presidential bid with an in-depth look behind the scenes. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Dr. Kopelson gave a lecture titled, “Ike and Dutch: Mentor, Protégé, and Common Sense,” to delve deeper into the relationship between Reagan and his mentor and how it not only shaped Reagan’s future campaigns, but his presidency, as well.

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