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Back to CPAC With the Big Yellow Button

Posted on | March 1, 2023 | 1 Comment


For something like 15 years, I never missed the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), covering it first for The Washington Times, then for The American Spectator. And by “covering it,” of course I mean hanging out with all my friends and filing late-night screeds of semi-incoherent gibberish. The liberal media always feasts on CPAC as an occasion to pursue their endless search for right-wing scandals and controversies, while most of the conservatives in attendance have a great time at the event that I long ago dubbed “Mardi Gras for the Right.”

With the D.C. area in the grip of a draconian COVID-19 lockdown, CPAC decided in 2021 to move the conference to Orlando, and did it again in 2022, so that I’ve missed the event the past two years. But as soon as I finish this post, I’ll be packing up my laptop and heading off to National Harbor for CPAC 2023, and covering it in my usual gonzo manner. You wouldn’t believe what I’m paying for a hotel room, which is the main reason I’ve brought back the Big Yellow Button. Even though the PayPal contribution button is always on the page, sometimes I enlarge it for the benefit of near-sighted readers who may not have noticed it before.


Our usual request for tip-jar hits is $17.76. A 150-mile road trip to D.C. is quite expensive under Bidenflation, so if you want to chip in $4 for a gallon of gas, that would be appreciated. If you’re in the patriotic spirit, you might want to pay tribute to such great Americans as Andrew Jackson or even Benjamin Franklin, IYKWIMAITYD.

Helping defray travel expenses for my return to CPAC may be sufficient cause for most readers to kick in a few bucks for the trip, but as usual the most urgent thing is, keeping my wife happy.

Mrs. McCain likes it when the blog actually produces revenue, and keeping her happy is Job One, so once again I ask readers to recall the Five Most Important Words in the English Language:





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