February 9, 2012
Police cars were conspicuously present around the Marriott Hotel in Washington DC’s historic Woodly Park neighborhood for the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference– “CPAC 2012”. Perhaps they were anticipating a violent encounter with those from the “Occupy Wall Street” ilk. After all, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) groups had sent warnings to the Tea Party—and the Tea Party had emailed supporters– that OWS planned to make a scene at CPAC. Fortunately, from what I observed, the OWS crowd wasn’t around in any formidable way. I saw a lone person dressed up as Ronald Reagan, attempting to mock him, but not getting much attention.
Inside the hotel, however, one liberal blogger, Andrew Metcalf, who writes for the left wing website www.crooksandliars.com was at the panel discussion featuring Stephen K. Bannon, writer/director of The Undefeated, the documentary about Gov. Palin’s historic career in public service. Bannon was there with David Bossie, President of Citizens United Productions, along with Andrew Breitbart and www.breitbart.com writers Brandon Darby and Lee Stranahan, to preview upcoming 2012 films for CPAC credentialed bloggers. One of the upcoming films exposes the real impetus behind “Occupy Wall Street.” Bannon played a powerful trailer to the film that is chilling.
But Metcalf was focused on Sarah Palin and The Undefeated. In the question and answer session, he prefaced his question to Bannon with his opinion, saying The Undefeated was “panned by critics and bombed at the box office”, or some such other nonsense.
Andrew Breitbart stepped up and asked the other Andrew a simple question: have you seen the movie, Andrew?
His answer: no. The audience, and the panel, roared, effectively letting him know what they thought of his commentary.
Afterward, I introduced myself to Metcalf, whereby he defended himself, saying that Gov. Palin “quit to make more money and become a celebrity.”
Really? Have you researched her record? What do you know about her record?
“Yes, I know that she was Governor for 4 to 6 years and quit in the middle.”
With that, I suggested he watch The Undefeated himself, read Going Rogue and gave him the C4P website.