Tea Party Nation Is Pleased to Make the Following Announcement Regarding the First National Tea Party Convention
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- "At Governor Palin's request, her presentation will be open to all media."
The Minneapolis Star Tribune was one media outlet that's been complaining. In a blog post on its conversation with Tea Party Nation president Judson Phillips, the Star Tribune wrote:
If the secrecy sounds a little, well, un-American, Phillips has this explanation: It's not a political convention, but a "working convention." It appears that sometimes the right of the people to peaceably assemble is best conducted out of view.
Here at the Capitol pressroom, the PR Newswire announcement prompted groans. "Now we have to cover her," one reporter growled.