I just finished sitting in on a blogger luncheon with the folks from Citizens United, and it was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. I realize that seems like a terribly backhanded complement, but I do not mean it to be. CPAC is jam-packed with activist groups who want our attention, time, and money. Citizens United is certainly no different in that respect, but David Bosse and his crew bring a refreshing straightforwardness to their approach that impresses me.
They tell stories and they’re very good at it. Sometimes the story is a criticism of a political candidate (such as the documentary about Hilary Clinton that spawned their successful Supreme Court case) and sometimes it’s a history of the rise of women in the conservative movement. Their movies are very watchable and, well, fun! They’re worth checking out.
It’s also a bonus that our President, who is good with freedom of speech so long as you’re saying what he wants you to say, has criticized Citizens United directly in his speeches. They must be doing something right to have drawn that sort of attention. Take a minute to check them out, and I say that not because I ate a turkey sandwich on their dime, but because they’re good folks and deserve the attention.