Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says she’s fine with GOProud’s presence at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The gay GOP group is co-sponsoring the event, which kicked off Thursday.
Palin told Fox News: “I don’t have a problem with the different diverse groups that are involved in political discourse and having a convention to talk about what the answers are to the problems that face America.”
Palin added that the country should focus on joblessness and conflict overseas.
“There are so many life changing, life and death issues out there in front of us,” Palin said. “You know, we’d better be concentrating on what is really important here and not going kind of tit-for-tat as people are positioning themselves for 2012.”
Nevada Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle told The Huffington Post she also welcomed an “open forum for discussion.”
GOProud’s involvement has prompted some conservative leaders to boycott CPAC. Ohio Representative Jim Jordan and South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint are among those who’ve decided to bow out.
Conservative groups including the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and Concerned Women for America (CWA) are also boycotting the event.