I can’t tell you what a kick it was finally meeting in person the so many bloggers I’ve read and admired over the years, people who have the same passion for conservative politics, I have. A few of the bloggers I met:
Robert Stacy McCain, and his blogging side-kick, Smitty were right in front of me on bloggers row. All I can say about R.S McCain, is – the dude really needs to come out of his shell…He was way too shy and retiring /sarc. It was also a pleasure to meet John Hawkins, E.M. Zanotti, Dr. Melissa Clouthier, Jimmie Bise, Obi’s Sister, Fausta Wertz, Tabitha Hale, Dana Loesch , Juliette Ochieng, (Baldilocks), DaTechGuy, Caleb Howe, Ben Howe, Breeanne Howe, Moe Lane, (who was a sweetheart, and seated right behind me), Lib blogger -Tommy Christopher, (who could be seen shaking his booty at the Karaoke bar Sat. night), Greek Goddess and prolific Tweeter , Cheryl Prater, Kathleen McKinley (Right Wing Sparkle), the adorable Steve Eggleston of No Runny Eggs, Cynthia Yockey, Little Miss Attila, Jesse Hathaway, (Athens Runaway) Tom McLaughlin, Barbara Espinosa from American Freedom, Mark Koenig from David Horowitz’s Newsreal blog. I bumped into Pamela Geller before her Jihad conference, but wish I could have spent more time with her. She now has posted the full video from her Jihad: The Third Rail conference, by the way. It’s well worth a watch- it was one of the highlights of my trip, in fact. Kudos to Pamela for organizing the event.
My only regret was not having my glasses, which put me a a slight disadvantage trying to navigate my way around CPAC. I never made it to the exhibition hall, which now I realize, after reading so many other blog posts about CPAC, was a place I should have gone. But after C Prater said it was “Meh!” I didn’t make the effort. Someone on twitter said you needed a sherpa to find it. Oh well. Damnit, damnit damnit!
I could have met Michelle Malkin, and I really wanted to.
Next time I won’t spend so much time on bloggers row, although it really seemed like the happening place to be. Politicians, media personalities, in and out of the place all day long..
I want to thank Red State’s Erick Erickson who made the whole thing possible. Everyone said it was the best bloggers row, ever. The digs were great, and I felt privileged to be there. Red State also treated the bloggers to free drinks at the Marriott lounge, Friday evening, which was hecka generous of them.
I may be hooked to this sort of thing – I’m thinking of going to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in April to meet a lot of these same excellent folks all over again.
*Thanks to Fausta’s FB page for photo.
A blogger I was tragically remiss in mentioning: the cigar smoking Cuban, Val Prieto, (Babalu), who was built like a linebacker, and had a heart of gold.
Bruce from Gay Patriot.
Okay, I think I’m through name-dropping.