She’s the Darjeeling of the Tea Party?
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?
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.
I believe it’s URL GREY.
Stop that! So should we be taking these people seriously?
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.
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