RIP Republican Celebrity Task Force

Aww, the Republican Celebrity Task Force isn't going to happen. Sadface.
The Republican National Committee is meeting this week in the most touristy part of Tinseltown, but it's apparent the "Celebrity Task Force" recommended by last month's "autopsy" report isn't going to happen.

The proposed task force was the most mocked of 219 suggestions from a five-member committee tasked with looking into why the party fared so poorly in 2012.

"The Party is seen as old and detached from pop culture," the group said. "Establish an RNC Celebrity Task Force of personalities in the entertainment industry to host events for the RNC and allow donors to participate in entertainment events as a way to attract younger voters."

...There is a decided lack of star power at the committee's four-day spring meeting despite the locale. Still, the schedule nonetheless sought to capitalize on the Hollywood setting. The 168 members had a dinner reception Thursday night at the Rupert Murdoch-controlled Fox Studios. Their guest speakers were a California state assemblywoman, popular talk radio host Hugh Hewitt and former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).

"Oblivion," the new sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, premiered Wednesday at a theater adjacent to the hotel hosting the meeting.

Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" museum and the Hollywood Wax Museum are nearby, too. Multiple party leaders joked – anonymously – that those are metaphors for the state of the party.

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