From Salon‘s account of the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual jamboree for the entirely unhinged:
But by far the strangest moment at the podium came during a panel on “Conservative Victories in the 2008 Elections.” (Yes, really.) Nineteen people — with names like Flagg Youngblood, Spear Lancaster and Smoot Carter — sat at the dais, and each one dashed up to the mics, delivered a two-minute speech full of right-wing clichés, and sat down again. “We are the future, fellow young conservatives,” one speaker declared. “The future is the present. The present is now.” True wisdom — and also a fine mashup of “Buckaroo Banzai” and “Atlas Shrugged.”
Flagg Youngblood? Spear Lancaster? Smoot Carter? The conservative cadre need to decide whether they’re porn stars or Dungeons and Dragons characters.