Exclusive: CPAC 2010 Photos #CPAC10

It’s been a week since I attended my first CPAC 2010 event, and I’m just now getting to put up the many pictures I took at the conference. I decided to give them each their own page, rather than one long entry that would take forever to load. Enjoy!

Exclusive Photos: Ed Morrissey and Mary Katherine Ham Eating…Arugula!!! #CPAC10

While it’s not on the same level as the end of Soylent Green, I’d say it at least stacks up with Animal Farm. MK pointed out that she can enjoy arugula while still recognizing the political problem it poses. And I can do this.

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President Obama Shows Best Defense Against Pirates: Dead Pirates

Now that new details of the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips are emerging, the rabid right is in full backspin mode, obama_bernanke_meetingtwisting the story as it develops in order to undercut the President as much as possible.  Jeff Emanuel and Caleb Howe ran with the early story that the SEALs shot only after the Captain had leapt into the sea, and somehow decided that this made the President deficient.  Caleb updated his story, but still decides the President is wrong.  Shocker.

Mark Impomeni and Newt Gingrich, meanwhile, think the President should have compromised the safety of the Captain and the rescue mission by spewing out information to the pirates and their accomplices.

It turns out the President handled this situation perfectly.  To Jeff and Mark, I would say that the President isn’t looking for, nor does he deserve, credit for the rescue.  He deserves credit for doing his job, nothing more. Continue reading