WASHINGTON, February 19, 2013 — Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the woods, Mama Grizzly is back and ready to roar at the 40th Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), March 14—15.
While Fox News might have dumped Sarah Palin, no longer believing the former Alaskan governor, who ran as the GOP’s 2008 veep nominee, to be the voice of the conservative wing of the Republican Party, the American Conservative Union which hosts the convention with Townhall, obviously thinks otherwise.
“We are pleased to again welcome Governor Sarah Palin to CPAC in March,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Governor Palin electrified the crowd in 2012 and we are thrilled to welcome her back this year.” (See video of 2012 CPAC speech below)
Palin will be joined by a strong line up of Republican stars and perhaps super stars in 2016. Just look at the list of GOP and Tea Party stalwarts. It’s a smorgasbord of red meat speakers:
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte
former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
U.S. Senator Tom Coburn
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
former U.S. Representative Artur Davis
Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint
Heritage Foundation President Dr. Edwin Feulner
ACU Board Member Carly Fiorina
former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson
NRA President and ACU Board Member David Keene
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre
U.S. Senator Mike Lee
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
Radio Host and Breitbart.tv Editor in Chief Larry O’Connor
U.S. Senator Rand Paul
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
U.S. Representative Paul Ryan
former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum
U.S. Representative and Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise
Eagle Forum Founder Phyllis Schlafly
U.S. Senator Tim Scott
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey
former U.S. Representative Allen West
U.S. Representative Ann Wagner
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
Notice that there will be no speeches by the likes of Fox News anchors, but you know they will be there covering it from tip to stern as will the rest of the main stream media. CPAC is too good to miss.
The addition of Sarah Palin is like adding chipotle barbecue sauce to your rare steak. If you’re a conservative, this is definitely your platter of politics and the place to be.
There are, of course, offerings of less spicy speakers like Sen. Rubio, who despite his Cuban background, is apt to bring a more moderate approach, but Sen. Cruz will bring Texas chili, fiery hot, to the grill. And believe it: President Obama will be on that grill. The Democrat Party will just be the tasty side dishes.
Still not sure if you want to go? CPAC seeks to set your mind at rest, assuring us that the three days at the Gaylkord National Resort and Convention Center, just a few miles outside of Washington, D.C., will be three days well-spent with blockbuster speeches, policy discussion and networking opportunities. All of it focused on one thing: “All celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional American values.”
And you know how Mama Grizzly loves to defend those American values. Or as she tweeted during President Obama’s State of the Union address: “Obama’s SOTU was more recycled rhetoric. He wants to make the fed govt more intrusive, bankrupt, and controlling. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe”
Expect more of the same when the Mama Grizzly takes the podium.
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