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CPAC Is Already Happening

Posted on | February 8, 2012 | 9 Comments

by Smitty

I made it up to the Marriott Wardman Park to get the conference package for CPAC12. The blogger lounge was the same room as two years ago, but they have cut down on the actual seating. This will make it harder to sit down and blog, but might make the bandwidth more reasonable for those who do find seating.

Ladd Ehlinger and Pete Ingemi were there in the lobby, along with The Lid and his wonderful daughter. Conspicuously absent was the Rarely Silent Man, but we had very studiously avoided making any plans to meet, so disappointment was impossible. Also absent: #Occupy goons. I remarked to Ladd that I thought the AFL-CIO’s trash-talk may have been a stunt; if they really wanted to make mischief, they should have shown up as a surprise.

I couldn’t hang out, needing to get home for daddy duty. Keeping the domestic peace is crucial, especially if I’m going to be flaking off significantly over the next three days.


9 Responses to “CPAC Is Already Happening”

  1. just a conservative girl
    February 8th, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you Smitty. 

  2. richard mcenroe
    February 8th, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

    Is Stacy going to accompany The Shirt?

  3. Rose
    February 8th, 2012 @ 11:31 pm


  4. Adjoran
    February 8th, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    Yeah, it could be a head-fake by the unions, but the OWS-DC people aren’t deep enough thinkers to pull that off.  So if it was announced, they will probably show up.


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  6. TR
    February 9th, 2012 @ 1:19 am

    Smitty and Rarely,
    I am bringing some absolutely plain homemade walnut brownies for you and DaTech and any hungry bloggers who might enjoy a non-hotel snack (exchange sought for a current or future cannoli, as I plan to be in Boston also later in June).

    Maybe in lieu of diaperville loss at the Marriott, due to #owspartypoopers you can bring home a browie to Mrs. 1e?

    Of course my main motive is so I can eat one or two  at home with no guilt, hehe.  See you tomorrow!

  7. Bob Belvedere
    February 9th, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Name dropper!

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  9. TWB
    February 9th, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Nothing, even CPAC, can replace daddy duty in terms of excitement.