The ghost of CPAC past... and soon to be present
This year's conference that will include remarks from such GOP luminaries as Joe the Plumber , Roger Simon , Karl Rove , Joe Scarborough , Tucker Carlson , Rep. Michelle Bachman  (R-MN), Newt Gingrich , Ann Coulter , and Pat Buchanan  among others. The conference will come to a close with a speech by Rush  "I hope he fails " Limbaugh .
Never heard of CPAC?
Here's a flashback  to some of Media Matters' items about the 2007 conference in which right-wing scribe Ann Coulter called former North Carolina Senator John Edwards a "faggot" and the controversy that followed:
- Coulter reference to Edwards as "faggot" gives rise to questions for media 
- Coulter: "I don't think there's anything offensive about any variation of faggy, faggotry, faggot, fag" 
- UPDATE: Nine newspapers drop Coulter in the wake of CPAC remarks 
- Coulter defended CPAC comment about Edwards: "I wasn't saying it on TV" 
I wonder what the gathering's tone will be like this year.
- Propaganda/Noise Machine