We've written a little about the Tea Bag convention. And a little more. And still more. We can't help ourselves.
We're just a week a way, and today, that bastion of Teapartydom has dropped out. That's right, just hours after Marsha Blackburn said she just couldn't, Michele Bachmann is going to be a no-show.
That leaves Spunky, who is rumoured to be getting $115,000 for her speech. And they can't sell tickets. People who bought them want their money back. (Remember, that's $349 PER TICKET for dinner - your choice of steak or lobster - note no vegetarian option.) To wit:
[Tea Party Nation Judson] Phillips has bragged publicly that the tickets covering both the convention and the speech have sold out. Yet Tea Party insiders say that's not the whole story. Anthony Shreeve is an activist in Dandridge, Tenn. who quit the convention organizing committee over the expensive ticket prices. He says he has it on good authority that most of the approximately 500 speech-only tickets have not been sold. Shreeve adds that Phillips "isn't going to sell any more," and says other would-be attendees have been demanding—and receiving—refunds. Late on Tuesday afternoon, I tested his claim by attempting to buy 10 tickets to the dinner. If I’d been prepared to shell out $3,587.10, that would apparently have been no problem. "I really hope that Sarah Palin doesn’t come to this event because it's going to be really embarrassing for her to walk into a half-empty room," says Shreeve.
Amazingly ANTI-Choice people will be protesting against Spunky.
For the Denver-based American Right to Life, when it comes to abortion, Palin is as impure as any godless feminist. “[H]er words and actions prove that she is officially pro-choice and stands against the God-given right to life of the unborn,” they write in a new report. ARTL members plan to educate reporters about Palin’s many alleged failings as a true believer, particularly her March nomination of a former Planned Parenthood board member to the Alaska Supreme Court and her refusal to call for a ban on the morning-after pill.
It just keeps getting better....