--Sarah Palin in the house? Not so fast. An impersonator briefly fooled some in the CPAC crowd who thought maybe the former Alaska governor had rethought skipping the convention. Meanwhile, the real-life Jimmy "The Rent Is Too Damn High" McMillan was indeed in attendance. --Someone who may have drawn the ire of Palin though (and maybe Donald Trump) was Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.). In his speech, Thune wasn't afraid to mock other potential presidential aspirants, joking that ""The closest I've come to being on a reality TV show is C-SPAN's live coverage of the Senate floor." --Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) knows who's responsible for the Republican Party's mid-term victories: the tea party. She also knows who's not responsible "That would not have happened with country club Republicans," she said at an event honoring Phyllis Schlafly. The potential presidential candidate made it clear she wasn't "dissing" country club Republicans, she just said they don't represent a broad coalition of voters like the tea party does. Alex Roarty contributed to this report.
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