Monday, April 11, 2011

Tea Party Hero Russell Pearce Too Busy to Meet With Tea Party

I also considered the headline "Glendale Tea Party Apparently Made up of Old Ladies Who Love Nickel Slots." Who is to say which is better?

To catch you up to speed, The Glendale Tea Party is backing the Tohono O'odham Nation's bid to build a new casino in Glendale.

They say it's because they don't want Glendale to spend any more money on a losing battle, but anyone who has met my Grandmother knows that those Nickel Slots are very alluring.

The best part of the AZ Republic's story, though, was the notion that Pearce (who opposes the Casino) is just too darn busy to meet with the Tea Party about this.
Annette McHugh, founder of the Glendale tea party group, said party members have yet to meet with Pearce.
"Right now, he is busy with legislative duties and doesn't have time to talk," she said. "All we are going to do is let him know our side."
I can see that. Dodging reporters and pushing bills that go nowhere takes a lot of hard work. A budget doesn't just not write itself, you know.

I'm really beginning to think that anyone can just claim they are from the 'Tea Party' and then make up whatever position they want about whatever issue they want.

Based on my understanding of the original movement, the Tea Party was all for holding public officials accountable, not accepting lame excuses about how they are too busy to meet. But I guess not anymore.

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