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She’s the Darjeeling of the Tea Party?

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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?

Sometimes the blog just writes itself…

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Okay, these numbers just make no sense to me. The latest New York Times/CBS News Poll shows that 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.

So wait. You’re telling me that 18 percent of Americans DO approve of how they’re doing? Seriously?