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CPAC Tells Attendees Not To Boo McCain

From the Politico:

Republican presidential hopeful, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., left, applaud during the introduction of President Bush at the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, in Washington.

CPAC to all CPAC-ers: Don’t boo McCain

February 07, 2008

John McCain may have it easier than he expected today when he commandeers the podium at CPAC this afternoon. Conservatives from all over will predictably fill the room to the brim to listen to what the now GOP front-runner has to say, despite a hate/love relationship with the guy.

CPAC it seems, is directing its loyal goers to not boo McCain. They must be more excited that McCain has finally signed on to appear after years of snubs than they want to let on.

During registration last night at the Omni Shoreham a registrant was asking to upgrade his CPAC package and then proceeded to ask what time GOP front-runner John McCain was going to speak today. “Oh good,” he said to the response — answer: 3 p.m. today– “I hope they boo him out of the room.”

“No, no no no no” came the reply from the person registering him. “We’ve been instructed to tell participants not to boo McCain.”

“Are you kidding me?” the shocked CPAC-goer asked.

“Well we want to seem above democrats and we don’t want the booing to be the story,” the CPAC person declared. When asked for a response CPAC’s Ian Walters told us:  “We would hope that our folks would be polite and give him a fair opportunity to be heard.”

Mind you, this being from the Politico, one should take it with a grain of salt.

Of course this is the same CPAC that has no problem not inviting Ann Coulter to their main events.

So it is probably true.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, February 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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