‘The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy’: CPAC 2010 | Talking Points Memo

February 18, 2010: “Welcome to the vast right-wing conspiracy!” With these words, Cleta Mitchell of the American Conservative Union kicked off the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The annual gathering delivered some predictable results. Rising political star Marco Rubio was showcased. Although she didn’t show up in person, Sarah Palin made an appearance. There were also some delightful surprises, including a surprise cameo by former Vice President Dick Cheney, who joined his daughter Liz onstage.

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