John Ziegler Attempts to Bribe David Keene
I’m a little late to this, but Ed Morrissey, one of the best conservative bloggers out there, has a must-read recap of this past weekend’s fifth annual Western CPAC. Morrissey was not impressed by the conference, and suspicious of the motives of many organizers.
While I had several great conversations with Floyd Brown and believe him to be genuine about his pursuit of impeachment, it was made clear to me by several sources at the conference that they included it primarily as a fund-raising mechanism instead of a serious argument. The general theme of the conference appeared to be mainly a sales job for the personal benefit of the sponsors, and not the promotion of real conservative ideas.
I’ve talked to Tea Party activists who do want Obama impeached, so I don’t think this is something Brown cooked up. I do know that some conservative activists, after a dry spell, are looking hungrily at the Tea Party movement for new sources of revenue. Also, Morrissey filmed a clip of John Ziegler, the conservative documentary filmmaker who was kicked out of the conference for his antics, pulling a failed stunt: Holding up money and asking if it was enough to get the American Conservative Union’s David Keene to write a positive column about Sarah Palin.