NY Magazine sent Joe Hagan on the NRO Cruise following the 2012 Goat Rodeo, which it seems was a pity party of epic proportions.
The six-page article is full of great stuff, generally old, white, Republicans being old white Republican and completely oblivious that the world has changed and left them by the wayside, but this quote sums the whole thing up:
“Pardon me, madam, but I have been in your country of Australia for ten days and the only Aborigines I’ve seen have been drunk on the street, and at least if we were in my country they would be serving the drinks at this conference!”
UPDATE: here is the best dialog with a bit of an introduction:
At other times, things got a little too old-fashioned for comfort. I met a man near the railing who was there as a caregiver for a 70-year-old National Review cruiser from Palm Desert, California. He was gay and seemingly liberal and had come on the cruise only to push his boss around in a wheelchair. As he smoked a cigarette, he recounted a conversation the two had about the ship’s largely Indonesian and Filipino staff.
BOSS: You notice none of the workers are white.
CAREGIVER: Except the managers upstairs.
BOSS: Well, that’s the way it should be.