Blue NC is knicker-twisted over Heath Shuler's impending appearance with a bunch of conservatives at a conservative conference hosted by a conservative organization that presumably is infested with conservative cooties.
But Shuler's job isn't to represent just liberals or Democrats, his job is to represent his district in western North Carolina, and he doesn't need to speak only to an echo chamber to do that. I admire his willingness to reach out and engage all kinds of people, and to represent his views and his district in all kinds of places.
Shuler used to stand in the pocket and take big hits, and he's played plenty of road games. He can probably handle this one.