Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rick hosting a Tea Party 2.0 with Governor Mark Sanford...

Politico has a blurb about a "Tea Party 2.0" event happening tomorrow (link) with one of my favorite Republicans Mark Sanford and Rick. Excerpt follows...
Hoping to recapture the grassroots energy of last month’s “tea parties,” Republican Govs. Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Rick Perry of Texas will host a tele-town hall Thursday that’s being dubbed “Tea Party 2.0.”

The Republican Governors Association said it is expecting 30,000 people to participate in the town hall, which will take place roughly one month after the much-publicized anti-tax tea party rallies held in hundreds of locations across the country on April 15, the tax filing deadline.

Sanford and Perry will each speak for several minutes before opening up the town hall to up to an hour-long question and answer session.
It sounds like Rick and Mark will spend some time bashing Washington and patting each other on the back for rejecting some of the Obama stimulus dollars, even against opposition from people within their own party.

Just as an aside... Mark Sanford would make a great president. I am not sure how great a candidate he would be just yet, but he would kick butt in the White House. Rick is smart to hitch up to Mark Sanford this way, and Mark Sanford benefits by having another Governor get his back in his fight against Obama and South Carolina legislators of both parties.

I have registered for the phone tea party thing, 7:30 tomorrow night, and you should too... is the place to sign up. And yes I do recognize this is just a way to capture information from people for future use. I don't really care. I am even on Emily's List's email list, for Pete's sake. Doesn't bother me. You can always just divert it to spam later.

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Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.