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CPAC-in’ Heat

Posted on | January 27, 2012 | 7 Comments

by Smitty

Yesterday I confirmed that I can safely take a couple of days off of work, and signed up for CPAC. This will be my third in four years, having had the reasonable excuse last year that I was enjoying a Navy appreciation tour with the Army last February in Kabul.

The first year, 2009, I was wandering around in a fog. Stacy was still on Blogger at the time, and there was still a glimmer of hope that the Faux Moderate Obama who’d won the election and just sworn in might hang around for a few years of vaguely Clinton-esque suckage.

Somehow I heard that Evan Sayet would be at Heritage, doing a follow-up to this excellent talk:

Stacy and I went to Heritage, and I got an autograph in his book.
I also got recruited into blogging. By 2010, I was a Ron Burgundy-esque ‘big deal’. We were getting our doggone blog on. And then there was a side trip to the ‘Stan.

That trip was broken up by the arrival of the World’s Youngest Blogger:

I bring up Niklas because we’re planning to bring him down for at least a fly-by. Looking at the speaker list, I hope to get him a photo op with Sarah Palin. The other attendee that I’m looking forward to meeting is Daniel Hannan. I am jealous of Niklas already, as he is far better looking than I. No, I’m actually not jealous. Rather, I’m motivated to work hard at fixing the cesspool of American politics, so that, when he’s my age, he has no legitimate cause for anger at my for not trying harder.

One other side project for this CPAC: a bite or a beverage with Tabitha Hale and Stacy McCain. As a Christian, I have a natural instinct toward being the peacemaker. I’m not exactly sure where the tension is, but I hope to be a vessel of improvement.


7 Responses to “CPAC-in’ Heat”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    January 27th, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Blessed are the peacemakers…and The Peacemakers.

  2. Doug Hagin
    January 27th, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Hey Smitty, have a blast, wish I could get up there, maybe next year. I will buy you a beer, or three, maybe even Stacy too

  3. Doug Hagin
    January 27th, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    Classic gun Bob! Peace through strength

  4. Denverwindowwashing
    January 27th, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    Hale and McCain?

    You had best be careful getting between those two, no matter how altruistic your intentions.

  5. richard mcenroe
    January 27th, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    That’s why he’s bringing the protective sandbag baby…

  6. Fausta
    January 27th, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    See you then, Smitty. I’ll buy you a beer!

  7. David R. Graham
    January 27th, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    Only way to fix the cesspool of American politics is to found schools that foster intellect rather than foment socialism. Without doing it at the schooling level, all labor to rid the world of socialism is superficial, biting peripherals, futile.