Please come to Boston for the springtime: Today's the day of the Boston Tea Party 2.0, with Sarah Palin and an expected crowd of 10,000. A commendably snark-free editorial in today's liberal Boston Globe posits that:
"Getting people engaged in politics, and feeling that they can make an impact on the local scene, freshens a sometimes-stagnant system. Palin, whose commitment to grass-roots reform remains her most appealing trait, deserves credit for motivating her supporters."The race-baiting communists at Workers World were considerably less reasonable in their editorial, using some form of "raaaacist" no less than eight times in just three paragraphs. The Reds who edit WW were somewhat more restrained with their use of "faaaascist," choosing to employ the epithet only twice in the aforementioned three graphs.
"A lot of good can come from open engagement. In that respect, Palin’s visit is a plus for Boston, and she should be welcomed by all."
The Commies/Socialists/Whatever aren't the only ones who will be counter-protesting the Tea Party protest. Their fellow-travelling Democrat cousins will be doing so, as will some infiltrator filth. Nobody likes party crashers, at least nobody on the sane side of political center, that is.
The busybodies who get so wee-wee'd up over how financially successful the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate has been since the end of July may be surprised to learn that Gov. Palin will not be paid for her Boston Tea Party appearance, that is if they are capable of learning anything at all:
“She’s appearing because she supports the Tea Party Express and the Tea Party movement,” said Tea Party Express chairman Mark Williams. “She’s doing this on her own dime.”Tea Party TV will be streaming the event live, as will Boston's WHDH-TV. CNN Live and Fox News LiveStream may also provide coverage. With Congress back in session, we wouldn't count on C-SPAN to do the same. There are live threads going at Free Republic and Conservatives 4 Palin.
Bull’s-eye in the Big Easy: Jedediah Bila believes that Gov. Palin's SRLC speech proved that she's "ready for the next step, whatever it may be":
"Make no mistake: Sarah Palin has definitely arrived."Play it Again, Sam: Rick's Café Américain blog quotes Israel Matzav, for whom Sarah Palin's statement that "Jerusalem is not a settlement, and Israel is our friend" was music to his ears.
Tough Act to Follow: Times-Picayune reporter Stephanie Grace is focused on Bobby Jindal's political prospects, even though the Pelican State's governor has made it clear that he's not at all interested in jumping into the 2012 presidential race:
"He didn't electrify the room like Palin did, but... he lives to fight another day."Good on you, Stephanie, for standing by your man.
The Last Honest Liberal: Sen. Joe Lieberman advises that anyone who underestimates The Arctic Fox as a political force "does so at some peril."
Taking a Long Shot: Jim Rutledge, who is challenging three-term Democrat Barbara Mikulski for her seat in the U.S. Senate is not ashamed of his working-class roots:
"I’m proud to share the same conservative values as Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and J.C. Watts."J.C. Watts? Didn't he vote for Obama or something?