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goobers.jpgBoy howdy, do these folks know how to throw a party or what?

Coolidge, wearing flip-flops and round movie-star sunglasses, came here with 39 other handpicked young activists. They would later be joined in a resort hotel nearby by 360 other Republican students from 118 universities and a few high schools for a kind of conservative boot camp designed to cement their beliefs.

Over the next couple of days, they all heard former attorney general John D. Ashcroft say to them that “the three things you find in the middle of the road are yellow lines, dead skunks and moderates.” They bought books from Nonie Darwish, the controversial author of “Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror.” Movie night featured a screening of “Rediscovering God in America,” narrated by Newt and Callista Gingrich….

“They are somewhat like so many other, more senior conservatives — a little disillusioned right now,” said Lee Edwards, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation. “To quote Reagan: ‘What we need is a party of bold colors, not pale pastels.’ Young people love bold colors, God bless them.”…

Whoa.  “Rediscovering God In America” from Newt Gingrich.  No hypocrisy there, no siree.  And read the article to see who their conservative heroes are.  Indoctrination by goober.  Boo yah!  As Digby says, “Adorable.”

(Photo via cybele-la.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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