CPAC News: Rep. Allen West to Give Keynote Speech


Rep. Allen West will deliver the closing keynote speech Saturday at CPAC.

West tweeted about it on Wednesday:

I’ve been asked today to have the honor of giving the closing keynote address at CPAC Saturday. I’m humbled.

Giving West the spot is just one of the many bows to the relatively new Tea Party movement at CPAC, arguably the most important annual gathering of conservative lawmakers and activists. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, will deliver the conference’s opening address.

Wow, that’s something to look forward to! No word on whether or not West will buy Stacy a beer, though.

It’s a bummer that I won’t arrive in time for Rep. Bachmann’s opening address, but I’ll be sure to post the video as soon as it’s available. Mr. LC and I will be flying into DC Friday. Leaving tonight or tomorrow would have cost too much (extra hotel nights, food, etc) and we would have had to ask my mother in law to stay with the kids even longer. I think we’re imposing enough as it is. I don’t mind, though. Blogging from CPAC can be difficult. And, I’m not an “official CPAC blogger,” so I don’t have a pass into the bloggers lounge. I do have media credentials, though. I waited too long to make my plans and by then lounge was filled up. I’ll try to take a peek in there and maybe snap a picture or two. Don’t get me wrong, CPAC is a ton of fun, and two days and nights of fun is enough for me.

In related news, for some strange reason, GOProud’s Chris Barron agreed to an interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. I wonder why he’d choose a network whose sole mission is bashing all things conservative.

Speaking of Allen West and MSNBC, here’s a funny video of Allen West reenacting his reaction to the news of Keith Olbermann getting fired.

Via memeorandum

Update: No, I will not be attending the discussion put on by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers.

Perhaps now that David Keene has stepped down from his leadership position at the ACU, some of the issues plaguing CPAC can be addressed.