William Temple has a schtick. He goes to conservative events as as Button Gwinnett, a Georgia man who signed the Declaration of Independence. He carries a Gasden flag. (It's been signed by politicians including Ted Cruz and Michele Bachmann.)
Temple's been doing his thing since at least 2010 but at the Conservative Political Action Conference, happening this week in Maryland, Temple is kicking it up a notch: He's planning to lead a walkout Friday during Jeb Bush's speech. "We are sick and tired of CPAC inviting the Chris Christies and Jeb Bushes" to the event, explained Temple in an interview.
Temple's unique garb means that he -- and his anti-Jeb talk -- will get lots of attention over the next few days. As Bloomberg Politics' Dave Weigel noted, Temple "will be photographed 10 million times." We're not to 10 million yet, but CPAC doesn't end until Saturday, so there's plenty of time.
Dan Balz contributed.