GotNews Editor-in-Chief Charles Johnson is in Washington this week. But the reception hasn’t been entirely kind.
Last week Johnson announced that he’s suing the crap out of Gawker Media as well as other media entities. So his popularity level may be at an all-time low.
But getting thrown out of a Grover Norquist event? How low can conservative Washington go?
As Johnson explained it to The Mirror, a woman named “Candace” — the root of all evil –got him kicked out.
“Maybe it was my wit,” he remarked. “Typical RINO trying to do me in apparently.”
Here’s what went down:
A friend invited Johnson to the off-the-record event at the Americans For Tax Reform headquarters in D.C. “This being America, I tend to go to things I am invited to,” Johnson wrote on Facebook. “I met Grover Norquist at CPAC where we talked about immigration and Japanese land policy.”
But then Candace had to ruin everything. She treated him like the proverbial skunk at a garden party.
“Well, a woman named Candace (I think) comes up to me and asks me who I am, I identified myself, offered my hand, and said hello,” he continued on Facebook. “She kept saying I don’t know who you are. I kept telling her who I am. Despite having sat down and talking with a few friends, she asked me to get my stuff so I did. I said I had an invitation and put her in touch with my friend. She said I didn’t. I said I did and she said I didn’t and that she has to follow the rules.”
Asked if she was kicking him out, Candace replied, “I think so.”
It’s not the most locked down event in Washington. But as a source explained, “Some people are definitely persona non grata.”
Johnson, who said he didn’t believe that Norquist knew what had happened, waited on the sidewalk for his friend.
The most hated guy on the internet was quickly spotted.