Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Party of Lincoln - Not

Apparently Rudy Giuliani got himself in trouble yesterday while addressing CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference. He invoked the name of Lincoln. According the the always highly reputable Washington Times:
In interviews afterward, some attendees said Mr. Giuliani lost momentum when he heaped lavish praise on Abraham Lincoln.

While many conservatives regard the Civil War president as the spiritual founder of the Republican Party, others deeply resent him as a man who ruthlessly suspended constitutional rights and freedoms in order to militarily challenge the South's belief in its right to secede.
Hat tip to Daily Kos.

Update: This is the same conference where Ann Coulter was wildly cheered for calling John Edwards a faggot.

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