It has been that way for years as conservatives swallowed the Koolaid of Keene and CPAC. Remember how he allowed Romney high school kids to cast votes for President even though they would not be voting. Romney bused in kids from high school and college and paid for their straw poll ballots which is why I kept saying on here any straw poll at CPAC was bogus. It was only a matter of time until the real truth about the ‘conservative’ Keene came out.
"At issue is the role of David Keene, head of the American Conservative Union which organizes CPAC. In September, POLITICO reported that Keene asked FedEx for between $2 million and $3 million to get the group's support in a bitter legislative battle with rival UPS.
A source close to the Palin camp says that request led to a decision to stay away from the upcoming CPAC conference, calling it a forum that will place "special interests over core beliefs" and "pocketbook over policy."
"That's not what CPAC should be about and people are tiring," the source said. "Palin is taking a stance against this just as she did in Alaska."
When asked about the move, Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton said: "We support those who advance our core beliefs and lead by principle."