Sadly, today was the last day of CPAC. The day started off with RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman addressing the conservative crowd:
Later that morning, I had the opportunity to hear Fmr. Speaker Newt Gingrich address CPAC. He mostly related the speech to his book, Winning the Future. Immediately afterwards, I was able to meet Mr. Gingrich during the book signing:
I spent most of the afternoon in the Blogger's Corner. Here, Kevin McCullough works on a post:
...stopped by Blogger's Corner: NOT to meet the bloggers, but to "borrow" a computer to check his email/work. Kevin McCullough was all over this, starting a blog storm that afternoon. Fund later CAME BACK and borrowed another computer for his personal use. Read both posts above by Mr. McCullough...they are pretty funny, surprising (guess what Mr. Fund forgot to do when he was done "borrowing" the computers) and he credits me for the picture/sluthing.
La Shawn Barber (one of my new friends!)
And Ian Schwartz of the Political Teen stopped by during the day:
Later in the day, Matt Margolis scored an interview with author Richard Miniter:
One last view of Blogger's Corner late in the afternoon:
That night, most of the SD delegation went out on the town for dinner at a Italian eatery. Was a great way to wrap up the weekend!
I'll be leaving late Sunday afternoon to head back to South Dakota. Overall, the CPAC conference was AWESOME (did I mention it rocked my world?). I'm excited where the Republican Party is heading and look forward to the next four years with President Bush as Commander-in-Chief!