So what do you get when you combine the former half-term Governor of the State of Alaska and a conservative Congresswoman from central Minnesota who puts the nut into wingnut? (well besides the whitest place in the world)? You get Bachmann-Palin-Overdrive that's what you get. And they're takin' care of business baby (literally, with a $10,000-a-plate fundraiser as part of the agenda).
That's right nearly 11,000 adoring fans somehow got away from their day jobs to come down to a place represented by a black Muslim congressman to get a chance to show their love for Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. By most accounts the tea party crowd did themselves good as no misspelling of the word America showed up on their signs, no use of the "N" word, etc. Must be that publically funded Minnesota education showing through.
While the message was pretty basic Republican fare: turn back the clock on individual rights, tax breaks for those who can afford $10,000 chicken dinners in a hotel ballroom, and government hands off your government provided Medicare benefits, the fact that it was delivered by two smokin' hot cougar brunettes almost guaranteed universal love. Word of a vibrant black market Viagra trade in the convention center restrooms is pure speculation.
I especially loved the quotes from supporters saying that half-term Governor Palin was a champion of the people and would represent their interests. Sure the gal talks a good game, but look at her record, she has been as big a supporter of business interests (and her own interests) over the little guy since her days of being Mayor of Wasilla (population 12,500).
In the end it's all good harmless fun. The Teaparty crowd gets to see their hotties, and blow off a little steam. Better than shooting up a police station or threatening elected officials who disagree with them. The rest of us get to chuckle in amusement and count the days until conservatives are disappointed by their latest "anointed" ones.