Washington, D.C., Here I Come

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tomorrow night I head to our nation's capital. My students, upon learning that I would be going to Washington, D.C., asked a few questions. One said, "Will you see Barack Obama?!" Another said, "Will you get to go to any museums? In one of them, you can see blood on Lincoln's pillow!" And here's my favorite question from a student when he learned I was traveling to D.C. to attend CPAC--Conservative Political Action Conference, the largest conservative political conference in the nation: Will John McCain and Sarah Palin be there?!" Now there's a young man who's thinking! Actually, John McCain did attend last year, and Sarah Palin was expected to attend this year, but some pressing issues in Alaska will prevent her from making it to CPAC. I must admit I am most disappointed by that, for she was the reason I registered in the first place. To be able to hear her speak in person--someone I have the utmost respect for--would have been incredible, but about three weeks ago we learned that she just couldn't sacrifice the time from her state, and anyone who knows Sarah Palin knows she loves Alaska with all her heart and puts Alaskans first--yes, even before CPAC, in spite of the fact that political strategists believe that she ought to be at CPAC this week if she has future national office endeavors, namely a run for President of the United States.

Nonetheless, I am most excited to attend this year's CPAC. It will be my first time being at such a conference, and the line-up is amazing. Speakers will consist of the likes of Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Michael Steele, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and the list goes on and on. Fabulous! In addition, John Ziegler, the man who has been all over television in the last month after creating his documentary entitled, Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted, will be in attendance. In fact, I will be attending a premiere showing of the movie and a reception on Thursday night. Some of you may have seen him on "The View," "The Today Show," "Glenn Bleck," Bill O'Reilly's "The Factor," "CNN American Morning," and "Show Biz Tonight" to name a few. If you haven't seen the trailers, go to http://www.howobamagotelected.com/, and expect to be completely blown away as the calculated plan of the media to get Obama elected and to destroy Sarah Palin is exposed. In fact, I urge you to do what I did and go to the website and order your own D.V.D. Every person needs to see this. The most recent trailer I saw brought tears to my eyes--and I already knew the media was in the tank for Obama. Forget tears; those of you who have been clueless regarding the main stream media's agenda will get knocked out of your chairs. I intend to speak more on this at some point after I return from D.C. See the full list of CPAC speakers, seminars, and the entire agenda at http://www.cpac.org/, and you can also watch the three day proceedings (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) via webcast at http://www.afa.net/ or at www.Townhall.com, as well as a number of other websites, I'm sure.

I know that when I return from CPAC late Saturday night, I will return with new vigor and determination to stand for conservative values and to support conservative people who have a servant's heart. The time is now, and I thank God for the opportunity to be a part of it. It is my hope that many of you will join me.

God bless you all.


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