|The Duck guy, from source, Washington Post|
But "hero worship" is one thing. Wouldn't you think that a Republican Leadership Conference would showcase leaders, and not a clown car full of "You're fired!" "You betcha" and Dukes of Hazzard-style rednecks? I'm surprised that recently-borderline-newsworthy Joe the Plumber wasn't a keynote speaker. You've got clueless boob Donald Trump, fellow reality star Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty with his religious bigotry, and Sarah Palin, cracking very stale (and inaccurate) jokes about "mom jeans."
It's lunacy. This is a party that is changing its image?
The Duck Dynasty guy epitomizes this weekend’s Republican Leadership Conference
Republicans will gather here over the next three days for one of the bigger presidential cattle calls in advance of the soon-to-begin 2016 campaign: The Republican Leadership Conference. But the crew of speakers who will take the stage at the confab -- formerly known as the Southern Republican Leadership Conference -- is notably devoid of many of the top 2016 GOP contenders, including Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, and even Southerners like Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul (who is known for his prolific travel and speech-giving schedule). . .
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