Mona Charen is a lifelong Republican and has been well before she worked for Ronald Reagan. After the Gipper, she declined to work for George H.W. Bush finding him not conservative enough for her liking.
Charen writes in The New York Times that it was with a bit of dread that she accepted an invitation to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, with its new, Trumpian bent. She went, anyway, determined to speak truth to the radical rightwing horde and she got exactly what she had expected.