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Pith Debases Itself by Begging for Media Pass to Tea Party Convention
by Jeff Woods
on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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A media pass to the tea party convention would make Pith so happy.
Aside from the three amigos of the conservative cluck circuit--Sarah Palin, Marsha Blackburn and Michele Bachmann--who else is speaking at the tea party convention? Um, let's see, the list seems dominated by people with connections to Fox News or one of its sister organizations. Imagine that. Included is Joseph Farah, the editor in chief of World Net Daily and champion of Obama birthers. He's the guy who raised the money to put up "Where's The Birth Certificate?" billboards across the country.
Tea Party Nation is really stingy with its media credentials, letting in only sympathetic outfits like Fox News and World Net Daily. But here at Pith in the Wind, we're keeping hope alive for our own media pass. We'd drape it around our neck immediately and never take it off. We'd wear it in the shower and draw unicorns on it and use it to scratch the 10th Amendment into the bark of the Tree of Liberty (a hackberry in my backyard). We love tea partiers (really we do!) and we're just dying to snack on crust-free cucumber sandwiches and chortle knowingly about Obama the Kenyan. The way they hate everything? We can definitely relate. Besides -- it's Palin, Blackburn and Bachmann! It's like Charlie's Angels in real life, only they're fighting health care for all Americans instead of crime! (What's the difference?)
And who could resist that celebrated singer-songwriter and poet laureate of the tea party movement, Lisa Mei Norton? She's awesome! While we're waiting for Bachmann-Palin Overdrive to take the stage, here's a taste of the opening act: