A CPAC Like No Other

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January 31, 2011 9:57 a.m.

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference gets underway next week in Washington, and it’s shaping up to be quite an event this time around.

CPAC is the Detroit Auto Show, no, even better, the Cannes Film Festival of movement conservatism. Has been for years. But this year the participation of the gay Republican group GOProud is prompting a boycott from some key movement figures: the Heritage Foundation, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are all taking a pass on the event (although only Heritage is fessin’ up as to the real reason, after initially denying it).

So you’ve got all that swirling around in the run up to CPAC, plus you get the usual CPAC fun, which this year is like icing on the cake: Don Rumsfeld will receive the “Defender of the Constitution” award and Tucker Carlson is getting the “Accuracy In Media” award.

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