The 2010 Smart Girl Summit In Pictures (42 Pics)


This past week-end, Smart Girl Politics held its 2nd Annual Smart Girl Summit in Arlington, Virginia.

It was a two day event that had about 200 attendees. Since people are undoubtedly wondering, the ratio of women to men at the event was about 15-to-1. Additionally, percentage wise, there were more minorities at this event than most of the other conservative events I’ve been to lately. I’d say that roughly 10%-15% of the crowd were minorities.

I was there covering the event for Human Events. I also was on the journalism panel with Kerry Picket and co-moderators, Elizabeth Blackney and Melissa Clouthier. The panel went well, but unfortunately, I had a battery issue with my Flipcam Mino, so I didn’t end up getting a video of the speech.

There was an impressive array of speakers at the event including Michele Bachmann, S.E. Cupp, Dana Loesch, Debra Burlingame, Rachel Campos Duffy, Leslie Sanchez, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Liz Cheney, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (PS: I got a chance to speak for a few moments with Cathy McMorris Rodgers. She assured me that not only does she support defunding Obamacare, but that the GOP will enthusiastically attack the funding of Obamacare if they take over Congress.)

The speakers were very good across the line and when you got a chance to talk to them away from the stage, they were extremely friendly. Just to give you an example, on Thursday night, I ran into S.E. Cupp outside the hotel. Honestly, I didn’t recognize her without the glasses — which makes me think that maybe Clark Kent’s glasses on/glasses off Superman disguise makes more sense than I may have thought at first. In any case, S.E. Cupp was just sitting around talking to bloggers and two of them later told me S.E. spent two hours plus just hanging out, enjoying their company.

Of course, we all headed out each night after the day’s festivities had ended. Usually, we started in a restaurant and ended up in a bar. All in all, it was a great event that I’d highly recommend. We had a good time at the event, we had a good time afterwards, and even though I’ve been doing this for a long time, I learned some things during the panels. So, if you’re wondering whether you should go next year, I’d definitely give the event a big thumbs up.

Now, let’s get to what everyone’s really waiting to see: The pictures. Most of these pics are of the people I hung out with at the event, although I’ve started getting into the habit of getting snaps with the political celebrities I run into as well. Enjoy!

Kerry Picket, April Gregory
Kerry Picket, April Gregory

Dina Frioli
Dina Fraioli

Ashley Sewell, Jenny Erikson
Ashley Sewell, Jenny Erikson

Ashley Sewell, Jenny Erikson
Ashley Sewell, Jenny Erikson

Michelle Moore, Chris Loesch, Dana Loesch, Brian Bollman
Michelle Moore, Chris Loesch, Dana Loesch, Brian Bollman

Molly Teichman, Ericka Andersen
Molly Teichman, Ericka Andersen

Liz Cheney, John Hawkins
Liz Cheney, John Hawkins

Elizabeth Blackney, Fingers Malloy
Elizabeth Blackney, Fingers Malloy

Kellie Fiedorek, April Gregory
Kellie Fiedorek, April Gregory

Rebecca Wales, Sarah Durand
Rebecca Wales, Sarah Durand

Ashley Sewell, Kristin Patrice
Ashley Sewell, Kristin Patrice

John Hawkins, Cathy McMorris Rodgers
John Hawkins, Cathy McMorris Rodgers

John Hawkins, Loretta Sanchez
John Hawkins, Leslie Sanchez

Pamela Gorman, Jimmie Bise
Pamela Gorman, Jimmie Bise

Stacy Mott, Jenny Erikson, Alexa Shrugged
Stacy Mott, Jenny Erikson, Alexa Shrugged

Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann

Lori Ziganto
Lori Ziganto (And yes, she’s seen this shot)

Elizabeth Blackney, Elizabeth's daughter
A cultural lesson from Elizabeth Blackney and her daughter in three pictures. First, here they are doing an American salute

Elizabeth Blackney, Elizabeth's daughter
Now Elizabeth Blackney and her daughter are doing a British salute

Elizabeth Blackney, Elizabeth's daughter
Elizabeth Blackney and her daughter are finishing things off with a French salute ;)

Maria Campos-Duffy, Rachel Campos-Duffy, Kathryn Jean Lopez
Maria Campos-Duffy, Rachel Campos Duffy, and Kathryn Jean Lopez: The front shot

Rachel Campos-Duffy, Maria Campos-Duffy, Kathryn Jean Lopez
Rachel Campos Duffy, Maria Campos-Duffy, and Kathryn Jean Lopez: From behind

Brian Bollman, Fingers Malloy
Brian Bollman, Fingers Malloy

Erik Telford, Ericka Andersen
Erik Telford, Ericka Andersen

Alexa Shrugged, Fire From The Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative Woman
Alexa Shrugged, Fire From The Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative Woman

Natalie Nichols, Pamela Gorman
Natalie Nichols, Pamela Gorman

John Hawkins, Dana Loesch
John Hawkins, Dana Loesch

Britney Cohan, John Hawkins
Brittany Cohan, John Hawkins

Laurenellen McCann, Thomas LaDuke<br />
Laurenellen McCann, Thomas LaDuke

Pamela Gorman, Lori Ziganto
Pamela Gorman and Lori Ziganto whisper onstage

John Hawkins, Tabitha Hale
John Hawkins, Tabitha Hale

Dina Fraioli, John Hawkins
Dina Fraioli, John Hawkins

Maria Campos-Duffy, Sean Duffy
Maria Campos-Duffy, Sean Duffy

Stacy Mott, Rachel Campos-Duffy, Teri Christoph
Stacy Mott, Rachel Campos-Duffy, Teri Christoph

Teri Christoph, S.E. Cupp
Teri Christoph, S.E. Cupp

S.E. Cupp, John Hawkins
S.E. Cupp, John Hawkins

Alexa Shrugged, John Hawkins
Alexa Shrugged, John Hawkins

April Gregory, John Hawkins
April Gregory, John Hawkins

Tabitha Hale, April Gregory, Rachel Campos-Duffy
Tabitha Hale, April Gregory, Rachel Campos-Duffy

Brittany Cohan, Molly Teichman
Brittany Cohan, Molly Teichman

John Hawkins, Sarah Durand
John Hawkins, Sarah Durand

Stacie Haaga, Sarah Durand
Stacie Haaga, Sarah Durand

Also see my Human Events articles on the Smart Girl Summit,

Conservative women vs. liberal women: Who better represents the feminist ideal?
The Top 5 Quotes From Liz Cheney’s Smart Girl Summit Speech
The Top 5 Quotes From Dana Loesch’s Smart Girl Summit Speech
The top 7 quotes from day 2 of the Smart Girl Summit

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