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February 10, 2006

So, What's Going On At CPAC?

Not much. The place is pretty quiet today. Some think that college kids -- a big chunk of the conventioneers here -- overdid it drinking last night and are taking the day off.

I know how they feel. I'm feeling faint and I have to keep getting fresh air. I took an extra klonopin to calm the nerves down.

I spoke briefly to bigtime Boston radio talkshow host Howie Carr, and got his new book about the Bulger brothers. He may be on the show at some point.

I keep having to dodge cameras from Japanese TV stations, who apparently want to show sexy bloggers on Japanese TV.

Based on last night's discussions, the big topics right now (at least here) are the FISA/NSA controversy and the libertarian/social conservative schism. I spoke with very conservative people who are as outraged by the NSA intercept program as, say, Al Sharpton might be after being told the minibar isn't free.

Another conversation was about blue-state conservatives, and how they pretty much share the same social mores as liberals do, and to the extent they pretend otherwise, they're rank hypocrites and/or liars. There's some, some truth to this -- but only some. True enough, a William Kristol probably is more similar in moral/cultural millieu to the urban liberals he lives amongst than he is to heartland conservative Christians, but then, he's willing to challenge the cultural left on its excesses.


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