This year's conference that will include remarks from such GOP luminaries as Joe the Plumber, Roger Simon, Karl Rove, Joe Scarborough, Tucker Carlson, Rep. Michelle Bachman (R-MN), Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter, and Pat Buchanan among others. The conference will come to a close with a speech by Rush "I hope he fails" Limbaugh.
Never heard of CPAC?
Here's a flashback to some of Media Matters' items about the 2007 conference in which right-wing scribe Ann Coulter called former North Carolina Senator John Edwards a "faggot" and the controversy that followed:
- Coulter reference to Edwards as "faggot" gives rise to questions for media
- Coulter: "I don't think there's anything offensive about any variation of faggy, faggotry, faggot, fag"
- UPDATE: Nine newspapers drop Coulter in the wake of CPAC remarks
- Coulter defended CPAC comment about Edwards: "I wasn't saying it on TV"
I wonder what the gathering's tone will be like this year.
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