05 February 2010

Shearing Time

And the elites are getting their share of the bounty of the Tea Party Convention.
Attendees have paid $549 a ticket (plus hotel and transportation) to gather for three days at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, which critics say is out of reach for many activists. Some of the proceeds will cover former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's reported $100,000 fee for Saturday's keynote address.

And outside the convention hall, entrepreneurs sold souvenirs: sterling silver tea bag necklaces ($89.99), bags of "Freedom Coffee" ($9) and T-shirts emblazoned with a bald eagle ($20).

I use the comparison to sheep shearing advisedly. At least one Republican senatorial candidate has compared Republican fiscal conservatives to a flock of sheep.

Good times.

now if I could just get one of those sterling silver tea bag necklaces.



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