Ron Paul. Really?

Ron Paul, NYC, 1/4/08

For the second year in a row, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), won the Conservative Political Action Conference’s straw poll.  With 30% of the vote (first runner up Mitt Romney got 23%), Paul remains a rock star for a sliver of the Republican electorate.

And while I sometimes agree with Paul, in that curious through-the-looking-glass zone, where views of progressives and libertarians collide, I never agree with the red-suited elephant in CPAC’s ballroom, who finally had found a speaking engagement she wanted to decline.  Sarah Palin received only 3% of the vote.

But undoubtedly with the former half governor on its institutional mind, CPAC is off to Alaska this summer–for a cruise on  a Holland America Lines’ boat for a week starting on July 23.  The marquee speaker (so far) is “the 13th and 21st U.S. Seccreatry of Defense,” Donald Rumsfeld.  Other speakers are Known and Unknown.

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5 Responses to Ron Paul. Really?

  1. Andrew says:

    is there enough time for the reversal of climate change so that the icebergs can reform? maybe just some little hard to see ones right under the surface?

  2. Stuck on a boat with Donald Rumsfeld and whacky, wild conservative tourists in a climate-changed Alaska–surely that’s one of the (arctic) circles of hell.

  3. Stephen Recker says:

    Gee, I am glad you are not one of those women who thinks it is bad form to demean a woman because of her looks.

  4. Huh? Had to revisit my Ron Paul post to figure out what your heavy sarcasm was referencing. “Elephant in the room” is an expression–like “lipstick on a pig.” Although I don’t see Sarah Palin’s awesome babeness (“eye of the beholder”–another expression), I don’t think she’s fat. Do you?

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