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She’s the Darjeeling of the Tea Party?

September 5, 2011

Blog Guy, I see Sarah Palin, the possible future former potential presidential candidate, spoke at a Tea Party gathering over the weekend. I’m not sure I get the whole Tea Party thing. Wasn’t the 1773 Boston Tea Party a protest against being taxed by people we didn’t elect, and don’t Americans now get to elect their lawmakers?

That’s generally true, although for example, I don’t get to elect them.

Ah, I hear you. So you’re a convicted felon, huh?

No, just a law-abiding second-class citizen in Washington, DC, taxed by legislators I didn’t get to vote for.

Good luck with that. Anyway, why do they call themselves the Tea Party. Can you explain it?

Sure. The movement’s lore is steeped in tea.

Steeped? Tea? Oh no, Blog Guy. I’m so sorry I started this. Just tell me how to get to the Tea Party’s Website.

I believe it’s URL GREY.

Stop that! So should we be taking these people seriously?

Some observers think they’re a tempest in a teapot, but so far they’re kept up their Constant Comment. They love Palin so much, some of them even go to her hair Ceylon…

I’m warning you about the puns, Blog Guy! It seems like some of their members are just too far out there. How would you describe those Tea Party zealots? And no puns…

I would just say, in the words of an old friend of mine, they’ve lingered too long in the Oolong.

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Top: Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin speaks to supporters at a rally organized by the Tea Party of America in Indianola, Iowa September 3, 2011  REUTERS/Jim Young

Right: With tea bags hanging from her hat, Tea Party member Martha Stamp of Wakefield, Rhode Island, attends the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington February 10, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Left: Palin arrives to speak to supporters at a rally organized by the Tea Party of America in Indianola, Iowa September 3, 2011 REUTERS/Jim Young

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I love tea, but the idea of attending this tea party does NOT appeal to me. Strange…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I love tea party, but idea of drinking tea does NOT appeal to me. Strange… :P

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Oddly enough, I am drinking tea this morning; it’s a party of One. I was searching the photos for pyramid tea bags – it could be just a scheme.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

BG: I so like the “possible future former potential” line! It could be followed by so many things. Did you spot that on Lamar’s resume?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Assam the position, Blog Guy.

If Ms Palin serenaded you with an erotic dance then served you with papers with Cheech Marin’s partner, would that be a lapsang souchong? Nah, that’s going tea far.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive
 

What’s the matter BG? No pictures of Sarah in a Tea-Shirt? Yeah, her and Michelle BTO just aren’t my cup of tea either.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

I don’t like tea, I’m a tea-totaler.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

Very funny, Fwd!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I would have thought that BTO was too green to join the Tea Party.
I can’t help but think of the Mad Hatter, each time someone refers to a tea party – and in this case it seems entirely appropriate to make that association.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

As soon as a Tea Party enthusiast comes on TV, I know it’s Sleepytime for me.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive
 

Will Palin run again? Dunno, but alaska.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive
 

So what has Palin accomplished in the great state of Alaska? Right!

Posted by PHXAZ | Report as abusive
 

Onedoor; They’re not pyramids, they’re tetrahedrons. As I wrote to PG Tips and pointed out. There’s a little disclaimer on the bottom of a box of them now, I’m so proud. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Hooray, CrowGirl!

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