Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nassau Young Republican Tea Party Draws One's of People

The belated tea bagging by the Young Reps brought out a crowd that could fit in a booth at Friendly's. Not counting the Young Rep organizers and the speakers, the crowd ballooned to about 35-40. The speakers spoke from atop a flat-bed truck which provided an empty stage for the basically unknown featured speakers.

Brett Joshpe? Who the hell was he?

David Webb? Another unknown. And like Joshpe, from reading the hype on their websites you would think they were household names.

And then there was KT McFarland. You may remember her as being a possible candidate to challenge then-Senator Clinton back in 2006. McFarland gained some attention when she said that "Hillary Clinton is really worried about me, and is so worried, in fact, that she had helicopters flying over my house in Southampton today taking pictures."

I'd fire whoever booked the speakers.

Then there were a few elected officials like Assemblyman Dave McDonough, TOBAY Supervisor John Venditto and TOBAY Coucilwoman and photo-op queen Rose Walker.

The day was a rousing success if you measure success on a huge curve.


Anonymous said...

Re: KT Quote -
She distinctly said, ..."Black helicopters"

I guess she meant to demonstrate that the 'copters were so low, she could see what color they were.

Or to convey a "C.I.A. paranoia?"

Can't tell what the dear lady meant.

I wonder if she was able to keep her pinky elevated at the tea party?

Her nose usually is.

Anonymous said...

Tuesday, May 19
Anderson Cooper Says "Teabagging" Comment Was "Stupid, Silly"

cooper_5-19.jpgCNN's Anderson Cooper spoke at UCLA Sunday as part of the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series, and was asked about his "teabagging" comment last month during the Q&A portion.

Here is a video of his response, taken by an audience member.

Calling it a "stupid, silly, one-line aside," he touched on the attention it received. "I think it's an incorrect statement to say I was, in any way, trying to disparage legitimate protests," said Cooper. "I don't think it's my job to disparage, or encourage, which oddly other networks seemed to be doing. Protest is the great right of all Americans, and it's not my job in any way to make fun of people or disparage what they're doing."

Cooper said he regretted making the comment. "If people took offense to that and felt that I was disparaging their legitimate right to protest, and what they were doing, then that is something I truly regret, because I don't believe in doing that," he said. "Having this discussion just takes away from the real story."