"Conspiracy" really gets a bad rap. I mean, really, let's go to its root words. Literally, it means "to breath together." And what better company for conspiring than American Spectator writers and editors, current and former, and assorted "hangers on," an Justice Scalia put it. Best of all was a tribute to the man who makes this website possible everyday, who is at the heart of TAS, and mentored so many young writers, Wlady Pleszczynski. Bill McGurn had affectionate words for Wlady, remembering his early days in Bloomington. Bob Tyrrell warmly thanked Wlady for his 25 years of 12 hour days and fighting the good fight "through all these thins and downs, these thicks and these ups."