Conservative bloggers call confab

Not to be outdone by lefty Daily Kos bloggers who gathered last spring in Las Vegas, conservative cyber activists will convene in Sparks in October.

The theme of the Conservative Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by Citizen Outreach and Americans for Tax Reform, is “Conservatives and the New Media.”

The program, according to a press release, will focus on bloggers and the Internet in addition to the more traditional grassroots activist training.

“As dissatisfaction within the conservative ranks begins to reach record levels, the timing of this event in the West couldn’t be better,” wrote conference director and conservative blogger Eric Odom. “With Nevada being a key swing state, the location is ideal as well.”

Presidential candidates will be invited to address the conference, although none are listed as confirmed on the agenda. The event also features the first annual “State of the Conservative Union” address. Americans for Tax Reform chief Grover Norquist will speak. The conference will wrap up with the announcement of the results of a straw poll of the 2008 presidential race.

But Sparks?

One has to wonder how all those family values bloggers will stomach the gambling, scantily clad show girls and booze. If you think you can handle it, sign up at http://www.clc07.com/

On the other hand, YearlyKos is headed for Chicago in August. Click here for details.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen