I have to say that I didn’t bother following CPAC very much this year, but this evening I was out running errands and caught the very end on C-Span radio and it made me laugh out loud.
I had missed all of Glenn Beck’s talk. As I tuned to C-Span there was applause and then a C-Span announcer noted that Beck was signing his blackboard. The wrap-up music started and then stopped. A voice came on and was identified as uber-wingnut David Keene, who–among his many roles–is the Chair of the CPAC conference. He finally gets a mike and says of the blackboard signed by Beck:
“Every Wednesday in Washington all the Conservatives meet in Washington to decide what they should be doing in the week ahead: this is going to go to the site of the weekly meetings to remind us of what we should be doing in the weeks ahead and will be put it to use there.”
The Wednesday morning meeting at Grover Norquist’s front for grifters (AKA ATR) has been a conservative tradition since it began in 1993 to coordinate efforts to block HCR. It looks like Beck’s board will grace the room as the group meets this week to work on blocking HCR and any effort to make Government work again. CPAC has become a way for Norquist to demonstrate the power he has over the modern conservative movement. I thought it was funny to hear the conference end with an offering and a bow in Grover’s direction.
The scribblings of a mad carny gracing the digs of a grifter as he meets with his gang of theives. Somehow, it struck me as funny.
ps: you can watch it at the 4:15:56 mark in this C-Span clip of the afternoon events at CPAC. I would bypass the rest if I were you (it is far better to kill your brain cells with a nice beverage than to do it by actually watching this mindless drivel). It would be great if somebody with the skills could post this bit on YouTube.
And yes, you should use this as an Open Thread…