Conservatives will take a 'whack' at Pelosi piñata

Attendees at a conservative conference in town this week will have the opportunity to whack a pinata of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Conservative Political Action Conference “CPAC” begins Thursday here in D.C. There will be a conservative-themed party Friday evening not sponsored by CPAC, where guests will have the opportunity to whack a Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)-themed pinata.

Three famous D.C. residents will be taking a turn as guest "whackers" at the pinata, in the shape of a donkey, during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which starts on Thursday. The guest "whackers" will be at the party, to be held at George in Georgetown.

Mary Christopher, outreach coordinator for CivicForumPAC, said the Pelosi piñata will be filled with favorite Pelosi sayings, bills and candy. The party hopes to invite the well-known D.C. residents to smash the piñata first, before others in attendance will be invited to try to take the Speaker down.

“We’re hoping to have the females whack the piñata and males try their hand at a Harry Reid punching bag,” Christopher said.

Ford C. O'Connell, chairman of the CivicForumPAC, said the Pelosi “Budget” piñata represents the bloated budget promoted by Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who are the faces of big government. 

"It is the policies of big government that we are trying to whack or punch, not Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Reid," O'Connell said.

This year, they are striving to celebrate unlike any other previous conference. Baldwin brother Stephen (The Usual Suspects, Half Baked) will host a conversation with Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros and Sarah Huckabee, daughter of former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
 

- This post was updated on Feb. 18 at 4:34 p.m.