Video: Katie Pavlich, CPAC Blogger of the Year

posted at 11:01 am on March 17, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

While I miss being at CPAC for the first absence in eight years, my job over here in Rome has been so overwhelming that I haven’t had time to feel pangs of regret — at least, not until now.  I really wish I could have been on hand to see this, and to congratulate Katie in person:

As a former recipient of this award, I couldn’t agree more with this year’s choice.  That’s not just Hot Air/Townhall pride speaking, although that’s certainly present.  It’s not just because Katie is a good friend, although she is a great friend and ally.  It’s because Katie went farther and harder on an important story — Operation Fast and Furious — than anyone else in the media.  Hundreds of people are dead and drug cartels armed to the teeth through a program run by the American government, and for some reason most of the media (with a few notable exceptions, like Sharyl Attkisson at CBS) couldn’t be bothered to look into it.  Katie has been fearless and unstoppable in exposing the program and the motivations behind it.

I’m honored to be in her company, honored to be her colleague, and blessed to be her friend.  Congratulations, Katie!


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Another Conservative that doesn’t look like a mean butchy man-hater.

More proof that Conservatives can be the happiest of warriors.

PappyD61 on March 17, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Another Conservative that doesn’t look like a mean butchy man-hater.

Ht pappy d.

SparkPlug on March 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM

I vote for Kings jester and Ed for Blogger of the year.

SparkPlug on March 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Ed Morrissey is a top gun Blogger. Best of the best. He could be my wing man anytime.

SparkPlug on March 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Hundreds of people are dead and drug cartels armed to the teeth through a program run by the American government, and for some reason most of the media…couldn’t be bothered to look into it.

They were looking deep into Barack’s eyes, with lust in their hearts.

itsnotaboutme on March 17, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Congrats Katie! You’ve done a lot to deserve the award this year.

simkeith on March 17, 2013 at 11:21 AM

…*sigh*…

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM

…my wife says I’m to old to be in heat!…please get a picture of her when she just wakes up… after a night of heavy drinking and only two hours of sleep!

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM

I really wish I could have been on hand to see this, and to congratulate Katie in person:

Me too.

Flange on March 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM

So how do we keep this kind of crap from happening at these things? All the good that could come from one event gets overshadowed time and time again, either by someone saying something ignorant about rape or abortion, or something like this

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/03/15/1729331/cpac-slavery-minority-outreach/?mobile=nc

scalleywag on March 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Congratulations Katie. Thank you for all the good work you are doing getting to the bottom of issues.
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letget on March 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Katie is wonderful.

I thought Ace got this award this year. Maybe I have it confused with another award.

juliesa on March 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Congrats Katie – loved the book. Classy post, Ed.

King B on March 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Katie is wonderful.

I thought Ace got this award this year. Maybe I have it confused with another award.

juliesa on March 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Blog/Blogger?

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Blog/Blogger?

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Probably. Thanks.

juliesa on March 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

OT: (Sorry Ed)

EU votes to seize Greek private bank accounts.

In a radical departure from previous aid packages, euro zone finance ministers want Cyprus savers to forfeit up to 9.9 percent of their deposits in return for a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout to the island, which has been financially crippled by its exposure to neighboring Greece.

WH staff reports the President is in the Situation room and is assembling the entire staff of the Democrat Party to monitor the events.

BobMbx on March 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

It’s because Katie went farther and harder on an important story — Operation Fast and Furious — than anyone else in the media.

What’s the big deal? We had our movie reviewers discuss all of this.

- MSM

OhEssYouCowboys on March 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

OT: (Sorry Ed)

EU votes to seize Greek private bank accounts.

In a radical departure from previous aid packages, euro zone finance ministers want Cyprus savers to forfeit up to 9.9 percent of their deposits in return for a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout to the island, which has been financially crippled by its exposure to neighboring Greece.

WH staff reports the President is in the Situation room and is assembling the entire staff of the Democrat Party to monitor the events.

BobMbx on March 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Everyone with assets and liabilities in 1′s and 0′s should take note.

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Congrats Katie – loved the book. Classy post, Ed.

King B on March 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Amen to that

workingclass artist on March 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Ace won the more important blog of the year award
He won this one back in 2008.

Hope about posting THAT, Ed?

TexasJew on March 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Congrats Katie! Ed you are also deserving but the Young Lioness’ of Katie,Erika,Michelle Fields and the “boss” emeritus are tireless warriors for truth. Thanks Ladies!!

tim c on March 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

If I was just 20 years younger….well, maybe 30……. :-)

Congratulations, Katie. Your award is hard-earned and well-deserved.

Solaratov on March 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

TexasJew on March 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Sour grapes, much?

Solaratov on March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM

The Uninvited

Shy Guy on March 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM

It is refreshing to see two lovely conservative ladies side by side on the home page instead of two of that evil looking anti-American bho!
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letget on March 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

That’s my girl!!!

U of A Katie. Witty. Smart. Down to earth.

And smoking hot in a cowboy hat.

Likes Uzi’s too.

*swoon*

wolly4321 on March 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Katie Pavlich!

You know, she could have served on the Starship Enterprise in that outfit, too! :)

Kensington on March 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

She’s going big time. But you know what? She didn’t forget where she started. She’s on the radio here in Tucson on the station where she first got a microphone back when she was in college. Every week.

That’s an Arizona gal, folks.

wolly4321 on March 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Thanks for fighting the good fight Katie.

We desperately need more like you.

Yakko77 on March 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Congrats! Enjoy your contribution s to Hot Air.

Ted Torgerson on March 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM

The CNN Chief White House correspondent should take classes from her.

She never suggested locking all the Justice Department miscreants in a room till they forked over the documents.

Even though that may have been more reasonable for this serious case.

IlikedAUH2O on March 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM

It would be nice to see those tele-promptors piled in the corner. It seems most of the speeches I’ve watched they were not in use, makes me wonder who availed themselves.

FineasFinn on March 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM

The Uninvited

Shy Guy on March 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Thank ye!

Pamella Geller, persona non grata here at HA.

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Pamella Geller and Robert Spencer, personae non gratae here at HA.

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 12:27 PM

FIFY

Shy Guy on March 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM

As a former recipient of this award

Horn-toot.

Rusty Allen on March 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM

scalleywag on March 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

The occasional weirdo is known to show up at any event of this kind. They had straight-up communists at Yearly Kos.

alwaysfiredup on March 17, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Congrats to Katie! A fearless conservative and stunningly beautiful…pretty much my dream woman.

Jack_Burton on March 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM

That’s my girl!!!

U of A Katie. Witty. Smart. Down to earth.

And smoking hot in a cowboy hat.

Likes Uzi’s too.

*swoon*

wolly4321 on March 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM

…don’t fall on me…dammit!

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Shy Guy on March 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM

I don’t understand why Pamela and Robert aren’t welcome here? I go on jihadwatch daily for their updates on what the rop type are doing. And it is NOT nice what they are up to!
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letget on March 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Pamella Geller and Robert Spencer, personae non gratae here at HA.

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 12:27 PM

FIFY

Shy Guy on March 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Spencer gets a link in the sidebar.

Geller? nope.

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Well-deserved!

John the Libertarian on March 17, 2013 at 12:59 PM

congrats Katie. Go get ‘em.

CoffeeLover on March 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Brietbart lives. Katie is proof. She got the message. You can bet this lady will be in their faces for years to come.

wolly4321 on March 17, 2013 at 1:01 PM

A beautiful post, Ed, straight from the heart. Katie, a job well done, keep up the great writing!

Further/farther….please learn the difference! : )

herm2416 on March 17, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Ed, talk to Joe Biden. It will be worth it.

unclesmrgol on March 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Hotair..where’s the coverage of the uninvited panel?? Not worthy of coverage i guess because they are speaking the truth about Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan??

sadsushi on March 17, 2013 at 1:47 PM

So bring this wunderkind onboard, and get rid of that dreadful Erika Johnsen.

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Chump- eff off. Nobody cares what you think.

You are squeeze. Cheese squeeze. With the adolph spinach.

wolly4321 on March 17, 2013 at 1:54 PM

So bring this wunderkind onboard, and get rid of that dreadful Erika Johnsen.

KP used to be a contributer here. People like yourself whined about her writing. idiot.

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Chump- eff off. Nobody cares what you think.

You are squeeze. Cheese squeeze. With the adolph spinach.

wolly4321 on March 17, 2013 at 1:54 PM

You cared enough to respond to my comment.

So you are nobody, correct?

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 1:56 PM

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Gee, couldn’t you just respond without the gratuitious name-calling?

I don’t think I’ve ever had one exchange with you on this board, yet you feel free to call me an idiot.

I don’t remember Ms. Pavlich so I doubt that I’ve ever complained about her writing. Still she’s got to be 10 times better than Ms. Jensen.

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I don’t understand why Pamela and Robert aren’t welcome here? I go on jihadwatch daily for their updates on what the rop type are doing. And it is NOT nice what they are up to!
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letget on March 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Two words: Grover Norquist. Norquist has had a long, profitable relationship with Muslims, including jihadists. He is married to a Muslim. He is the one who convinced Bush43 to mouth that “Religion of Peace” crap. Norquist sits on the board of the American Conservatives Union, which runs CPAC.

bw222 on March 17, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Two words: Grover Norquist. Norquist has had a long, profitable relationship with Muslims, including jihadists. He is married to a Muslim. He is the one who convinced Bush43 to mouth that “Religion of Peace” crap. Norquist sits on the board of the American Conservatives Union, which runs CPAC.

bw222 on March 17, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Yep absolutely right

sadsushi on March 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Gee, couldn’t you just respond without the gratuitious name-calling?

I don’t think I’ve ever had one exchange with you on this board, yet you feel free to call me an idiot.

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Hey, that’s a band-wagon worth jumping on!

You’re an idiot.

stefanite on March 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I don’t think I’ve ever had one exchange with you on this board, yet you feel free to call me an idiot.

Yep, you demonstrate it in every thread you grace with your presence.

Idiot.

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Obama must be Furious about Katie’s award.

And Moochelle will be going on a Fast to protest it.

Kudos Ms. Pavlich!

profitsbeard on March 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM

I don’t remember Ms. Pavlich so I doubt that I’ve ever complained about her writing. Still she’s got to be 10 times better than Ms. Jensen.

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Have enough respect for Erika to get her name right. You might not like her style and you might not prefer her to other bloggers, but she’s young and she has talent. This is a *perfect* example of the name-caller looking like a “chump”, and the one on the receiving end of the name calling coming off as classy.

Jackalope on March 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Katie exudes class and competence.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 17, 2013 at 3:19 PM

chump- get a life. Clearly you have none and are a loser.

CW on March 17, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Solid!

WisCon on March 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Have enough respect for Erika to get her name right. You might not like her style and you might not prefer her to other bloggers, but she’s young and she has talent. This is a *perfect* example of the name-caller looking like a “chump”, and the one on the receiving end of the name calling coming off as classy.

Jackalope on March 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Correction: Johnsen.

It was an honest mistake, Jackalope. I’m not perfect.

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Hey, that’s a band-wagon worth jumping on!

You’re an idiot.

stefanite on March 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

“And may a deranged weightlifter clean and jerk your sister.”

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Hey! This is the first thread I’ve ever seen on HotAir in which nobody blames President Obama!

It can’t last…

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM

I vote for Kings jester and Ed for Blogger of the year.

SparkPlug on March 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Congratulations to Katie!

The outstanding work Ed does is the biggest reason I hang out here. And anybody who isn’t checking Kingsjester’s Blog every day is missing out on something.

backwoods conservative on March 17, 2013 at 5:15 PM

I’m honored to be in her company, honored to be her colleague, and blessed to be her friend. Congratulations, Katie!

+7%…!

:)

*clinky!*

Seven Percent Solution on March 17, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Congrats to Katie..:):)

Dire Straits on March 17, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Don’t forget about the Sipsey Street Irregulars who broke the story.

I’ll link to the response from one of the Irregulars David Codrea.

They started it and people tend to forget their involvement.

kim roy on March 17, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Ed i sure hope you got word that she name-checked HA as one of her fav sites to read during one of the panels, and just about everybody else there agreed – plus her speech was the best of the weekend, actually finished UNDER the time they gave her!

das411 on March 17, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Katie Pavlich Rule 5!

Mr. Joe on March 17, 2013 at 7:56 PM

And anybody who isn’t checking Kingsjester’s Blog every day is missing out on something.

backwoods conservative on March 17, 2013 at 5:15 PM

He accused Hilary Clinton of lying about her medical condition and refused to retract even after it was confirmed that she had a blood clot as a result of her fall.

kingsjester is a self-proclaimed Xian who bears false witness with alacrity and pride. If he’s the standard of honesty for you, then I’d say your standards are lamentably deficient.

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 9:20 PM

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 9:20 PM

If you disagree with him, that’s a pretty good sign that he’s on the right track. I’ll take him over you any day.

backwoods conservative on March 17, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Hey! This is the first thread I’ve ever seen on HotAir in which nobody blames President Obama!

It can’t last…

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Obozo’s blame is understood when talking about the blogger who wins an award for covering F&F.

Flange on March 18, 2013 at 1:37 AM

So pardon me O noble HotAir bloggers: your unimpeachable character must – sooner or later – compel you to cover the Uninvited Panel right? Right? All I hear are Crickets on Geller, Gaffney & Spencer.

What’s the matter, Norquist got your tongue?

This is very very disappointing.
The single biggest issue, besides the threat of Radical Islam’s stealth jihad, is the complicity of so many on the Conservative side in aiding and abetting this enemies of liberty.

HotAir is complicit. SPEAK UP!!!

Liam1304 on March 18, 2013 at 3:39 AM

The single biggest issue, besides the threat of Radical Islam’s stealth jihad, is the complicity of so many on the Conservative side in aiding and abetting this enemies of liberty. – Liam1304

Seems to be the case. Did not Robert Spencer win the People’s Choice Blog Award, sponsored by Right Wing News and TheTeaParty.net ?
Why don’t we hear about it here?

Related: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/03/video-pamela-geller-at-cpac-uninvited-panel.html

Chessplayer on March 18, 2013 at 9:33 AM

I wish people weren’t so bigoted so I could marry Katie in addition to my current wife. ‘Cuz I was just born this way.

Nutstuyu on March 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM

HotAir is complicit. SPEAK UP!!!

Liam1304 on March 18, 2013 at 3:39 AM

Since HA seems to be pushing the homophile agenda more lately, maybe they’re also closet paedophiles and don’t really have a problem with a “religion” founded by one.

Nutstuyu on March 18, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Can we get more of Sonnie Johnson on this site please?

Nutstuyu on March 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM