Friday, September 18, 2009

Right-Wing Circus Comes to Town

The big annual conservative conference called the "Value Voters Summit" kicks off today in Washington and runs through the weekend. We'll have photos from the event, and I hope to find time to swing by myself to sample the fare. Speakers at the event are a who's who of conservative glitterati, including Michele Bachmann, Mike Huckabee, Gary Bauer, Tony Perkins, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Ed Meese and Phyllis Schlafly. (Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak but as we've seen lately, Palin manages to miss a lot of the events she's supposed to attend.)

Republicans still operate like the old Hollywood studio star system, whereas Democrats would rather be caught dead than venerate their has-been leaders. But what jumped out to me about the VVS this year were the titles for the breakout sessions they're having:

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--David Kurtz

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