I received an e-mail today from Log Cabin announcing that “former UN Ambassador John Bolton will be speaking at the 2008 Log Cabin Republicans National Convention in San Diego.” I am delighted to see that this ostensibly Republican organization is inviting one of the most articulate defenders of a conservative approach to the War on Terror. Not only that, a man who has been unfairly attacked by the left.
By featuring this good man at their convention, Log Cabin is demonstrating a clear commitment to conservative ideas on the War on Terror, the most important issue facing our party — and our nation — at the present time.
Kudos to Log Cabin for getting this man to speak at their convention. His presence there increases the likelihood that I’ll be attending the organization’s April convention.
Now, let’s hope that they include more such conservative speakers at their colloquium as well as Republican partisans, men and women interesting in building our party, defeating Democrats and electing Republicans.
Bolton’s presence at their convention is a sign that, despite recent ad campaigns, of a change in the direction of Log Cabin, an increased commitment to conservative ideas, especially by inviting a man so reviled on the left. It shows that the organization may not be as eager to appease the gay left as it was under previous leadership. Indeed, this invitation risks arousing the wrath of the gay media and national gay organizations who seem more beholden to liberal ideology than concerned with the welfare of gay Americans.*
Once again, kudos Log Cabin! This announcement in the second release in just one week (the first being its criticism of Bill Clinton for attempting to rewrite the history of Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell) showing the organization adopting a more Republican stance, taking on dishonest Democrats and honoring noble Republicans.
Let’s hope this is a sign of things to come!
*I hope to expand on this notion when I address a recent essay in the Advocate seeing Governor Schwarzenegger as an unlikely ally, not because of his stance on gay issues, but on the environment. Done. Click here to read it.