Sarah Palin: “No Problem” With GOProud’s Attendance At CPAC
Sarah Palin clarified remarks she made earlier this week about this year’s CPAC controversy, in a manner which is likely to upset the social conservatives who are leading a boycott of this year’s meeting:
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said Wednesday evening she has no objection to the participation of gay Republicans at this weekend’s gathering of conservatives in Washington.
Palin said she didn’t see anything wrong with the participation of GOProud, a group of gay Republicans, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which runs Thursday through Saturday.
I don’t have a problem with different, diverse groups that are involved in political discourse, and having a convention to talk about what the answers are to their problems that face America,” Palin said Wednesday on Fox News when asked about GOProud.
Palin isn’t participating in the conference, and she’s declined previous invitations, despite CPAC’s role as a cattle call for possible Republican presidential candidates.
I’ll actually say that I’m glad to see Palin take this position. Perhaps it will lead the social conservatives who think that running away from a meeting because gay people are there is really pretty silly.