Friday, February 27, 2009

It's That Time of Year...

If you guessed I was talking about the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), you were right! No relation to the privately-owed public service channel in Canada, this conference is not directly affiliated with the Republican party but featured Dick Cheney in 2006 and 2007 then George Bush in 2008 alongside all Republican presidential contenders besides John McCain. (Image: Yahoo) With no conservative government leading the way this year, who will headline CPAC? Well, as terrifyingly twisted as it sounds, this conference will be headlined by Rush Limbaugh.

Not only will there be a featured keynote of the man who many see as the figurative leader of the Republican party, he will be receiving an award. Many of you are probably either laughing by this point or shaking your head in disbelief at this choice. What award will he be getting? Oh, nothing too important. Just The Defender of the Constitution Award.

Yes, that's right. The man who said he hopes the current president fails, is CPAC's defender of the constitution for 2009. Did CPAC miss the memo that the Republican party and American conservative movement want to turn the page on negativity and partisanship. I guess the 2012 front-runner Bobby Jindal missed it too, but isn't this a bit much?

For context, this honor was recently bestowed on the US Military at the last CPAC. So what do you all think?