Rick Santorum gave an excellent speech on the theme of conservative values, ideas, vision, and honor as contrast to the failed Obama administration policies.
As someone who has been totally unimpressed by Santorum up to now, I was very interested on what he had to say.
He was engaged, he engaged the audience, and drove his message directly, with humor, and with enthusiasm. He had some mild digs at Newt and Mitt without descending into personal attacks, and concluded with an an appeal to duty and honor.
Very good speech.
Jason Mattera at CPAC last Thursday,
Kate Zernike, blogging in the NYT,
He then mocked what he described, with a Chris Rock voice, as “diversity,” including, he said, college classes on “cyber feminism” and “what it means to be a feminist new black man.”
Brooklyn born-and-raised Mattera didn’t take well to Zernike’s post, and wants her fired:
The New York Times Should Terminate Character Assassin Zernike
For the record, Zernike must not even know what it means to impersonate Chris Rock. I sound nothing like him. Nothing. Judge for yourself. In any event, she obviously has her own racial demons to wrestle with if she thinks, as she apparently does, that all minorities sound the same. As a Puerto Rican man, I find such characterizations absurd and offensive.
Jason, I assure you that when you don’t meet a liberal’s ideological requirements, their comeback is, “You don’t even look Puerto Rican!” – UPDATE – speaking of which…
Don’t miss John Hawkins’s CPAC experience, too!
A couple of people saw this picture yesterday,
and asked, “What did you all talk about during dinner?”
Joy fills you in on the coversation,
We had a great discussion about New Media, the winds of political change, and (over the second bottle of wine) the sartorial disaster that is the First Lady of the United States. (Here, I pointed out that I held off for months after last year’s inaugeration on that one, not wanting to diss the wife of our Commander-in-Chief. But the ghastly choices she makes eventually burst the dam of my reluctance, and last night I was the cattiest one by far.)
Speaking of the CIC, during a discussion of daily prayer it was pointed out that he should be on our prayer lists, for several reasons—but two in particular. (That is, because he is our Chief Executive, and because we don’t care much for the way he’s handling the job. A political adversary counts as an “enemy” for the purposes of prayer. So you know what to do.)
She also makes a connection between Vanderleun and free-market capitalism, which you must go read.
Unrelated to the subject, Gerard has honed his “Standard Apology for 21st Century Schmucks” for Tiger Woods. (Did we talk about Tiger Woods during dinner? For all I know we did, but after my third or fourth glass of wine…)