This was the scene before Mom came out to speak at CPAC.
Trust me, it’s crazy to see your life on television. That’s why every week, I’m going to do a blog posts called “On Second Thought.” These posts are where I will go over the episodes of my Lifetime show as I process the issues presented now that I’ve seen them aired. I hope you’ll join me for these weekly posts – which will undoubtedly be part-confession, part-explanation, and part-celebration of my life right now!
Episode Five, Air Date: July 3, 2012
Washington, DC is not my type of place. I don’t love being up to my neck in politics, and it’s hard not to be in the nation’s capital. However, it was worth flying down to do a book signing and to see Mom speak. [Read more...]
So, after my last post, I got a lot of comments from people saying they were sorry they weren’t at CPAC to hear Mom’s speech. Well, those of us who were there know there’s nothing like being in the audience when she’s on a roll. But, I did find this video of the speech in its entirety for your weekend enjoyment.
In the comments section, tell me your favorite part — when the crowd shouted down the Occupy Wall Street guys? The Washington-DC-as-a-hot-tub line?
You gotta hand it to my Mom — she nailed this speech. (And you can’t tell it from this video, but she was delivering it in some very cool shoes!)
When I was posting below about my co-author Nancy and her adopted kid, it made me scroll through my iPhone photos from CPAC. Did you hear about my mom’s awesome speech? I lost count of how many standing ovations she got. Here’s a photo of my mom as she was leaving the stage, signing an autograph – Willow and I were standing behind her – and I thought it would be funny to take a photo of Nancy’s two oldest kids who were watching from the VIP Lounge. (See the two of them up at the top in the middle section, standing together?) Nancy was texting me photos of me and Willow as we watched Mom speak! Also, it looks like there’s a Secret Service agent escorting Mom from the podium – but don’t worry.