Comedy Duo Entertains CPAC

Submitted by Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

First it was Hope and Crosby, then Rowan and Martin, and now the straight-laced conservative crowd at CPAC (The Conservative Political Action Conference) has its own custom-made comedic duo. Facing a chorus of boos and cheers former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld teamed up once again with straight man (and former VP) Dick Cheney for CPAC’s  “Defender of the Constitution Award”  to entertain the assembled horde of Brooks Brothers clad “real men” — and a few women, too. Rumsfeld was not fazed by a few jeers at the mention of his name, and Dick Cheney was positively giddy when attendees yelled, “”Where Bin Laden at?” and “Show us the shackles Dick.” Cheney quipped in reply,” Alright, sit down and shut up.” What a card? Predictably those few dissidents (probably illegal immigrants) were drowned out by the ringing, obligatory chorus of “U.S.A,” U.S.A.”!  Good enough for a hockey game; good enough for the CPAC patriots. (Oops, hockey’s Canadian– make that football, damnit)  Boy, was Samuel Johnson ever right.

The evening was riotously funny, and almost perfect. In fact, the only joke left hanging was just which constitution Rumsfeld and Cheney et als were “defending.” I am told dinner consisted of  crow with a side of irony.

Source: CNN

~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

32 thoughts on “Comedy Duo Entertains CPAC”

  1. Thanks, CEJ! That was a gem. I’ll be using that “Sometimes like is finger licking good . . . ” line. lol

  2. Eniobob,

    Your Cheney clip from 1 Feb 8:31pm shows a tortured man. The scene at 1minute 32seconds is just… the expression…

    He can use his mind to lie to himself until the chickens come home to roost, but in his soul he knows.

    The misery he’s brought on countless others has made me turn my back on him. May justice live forever.

  3. Cheney was only laughing on the outside. Inside he was snarling, “So what are you going to do about it, Bitch”.

  4. The GOP is ignoring the elephant in the room
    By Paul Mulshine/The Star Ledger
    February 13, 2011, 3:49AM
    As I was leaving the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington Thursday, I fell in behind three older gentlemen who, from the volume of their rhetoric, sounded like they had wrapped up the evening in the bar. “We need a guy with fire in his belly, like Teddy Roosevelt,” proclaimed one. “These guys like Mitt Romney and Bobby Jindal.

  5. Allen West CPAC Speech Closes Conservative Conference (VIDEO)

    “Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) delivered the keynote address on Saturday night at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference.

    Topics discussed in West’s speech encompassed a wide range. From the state of nation’s economy and federal budget to social issues, the congressman covered a lot of ground. He stressed the importance of adhering to conservative principles while also taking time to criticize Democrats.

    “Liberal progressivism evolved after our Constitution,” explained West to his audience. “It has repeatedly failed all over the world so why do we think it could be successful here in the United States of America?”

    comment makes senses to me,one of many by the way.

    “Safire 4 minutes ago (8:31 AM)
    1094 Fans
    If Barack Obama were not President. Allen West would never have been the keynote speaker at CPAC. The same reason why Steele got his post. Just look at how they treated him. Puhleeze.

    He may delude himself all he wants, and the posters about his so-called “credentia­ls” can as well.

    Get real! I am sure Hailey and the boys just loves them some Allen West! Yeah, sure! ROFL. ”

  6. Elaine M

    when i was scrolling down and saw the second picture of little dickie it made my heart skip, one of the cats started hissing and the cream in my coffee curdled.

    give a little warning next time, o.k.

  7. When Cheney finally does kick the bucket I wonder if flags will be flown at half-mast ….

  8. Pardon.

    Into the underworld, which is ruled by Hades.

    Sorry. Tired. Going to bed now.

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