Thursday, April 9, 2009

Send in the Clown

The right wing’s “Tea Party” tax revolt movement is getting a big supporter for their Washington, D.C. get-together on April 15.

J.P. Freire, The American Spectator managing editor and an organizer of Washington, D.C.’s anti-spending April 15 “Tea Party,” announced this morning that perennial presidential candidate Alan Keyes would speak at the event. A chorus of groans sounded at the meeting where this was announced.

Keyes has been a controversial figure for years, before and after his disastrous 2004 Senate bid against Barack Obama. In the last few months, he’s returned as a plaintiff in lawsuits alleging that Obama is not a “natural born citizen” of the United States.

A “chorus of groans”? Oh, come on; every party needs a clown.

HT to Steve.