The GOP’s Wild Night

If your invite to Monday night’s GOP fundraiser was lost in the mail, here’s a recap. The dinner raised almost $15 million for the Republican Party and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich urged his fellow Republicans to be inclusive in order to gain back political control. "I am happy that Dick Cheney is a Republican," Gingrich said. "I am also happy that Colin Powell is a Republican." Conservative actor Jon Voight (father of Angelina Jolie) emceed the event with a fiery defense of the Party, saying he was “embarrassed” at Obama, who is a “false prophet.” (Remember Bill Ayers? Voight certainly does.) He also gave thanks for the existence of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other conservatives. Governor Sarah Palin showed up but didn’t address the crowd after leaving organizers in the dark about her attendance until Monday afternoon. She was originally supposed to headline the event before being replaced by Gingrich, both of whom are possible presidential contenders for 2012.