Let me talk a little politics with you folks real quick. It's important for folks who follow these wingnut political movements-teabaggers,teabaggers,teabaggers- to understand that if you keep calling for grass roots candidates you might not like what you pull out of the grass.
As Exhibit-A, I give you one Debra Medina; the lady who went on A-merry-ca's most deranged but wingnut friendly talk show, and sadly for her and her supporters, was exposed as a 911 conspiracy nut. (I think they are called "Truthers") Apparently girlfriend is not sure that 911 wasn't some kind of inside job. (That sound you hear is not a bird popping out of an alarm clock.) Now please, also keep in mind, that this woman had closed within percentage points of Kay Bailey Hutchinson for the governor's race in Texas. Hopefully now that she has been exposed for the nut job that she is, she will go back to organizing tea parties and Ron Paul events (they call them Paulinistas) where she belongs.
Can you imagine? This woman almost became the governor of the state of Texas and she is not sure if 911 was an inside job? (BTW, she also had a banner ad. on the Stormfront Neo Nazi website.) The fact that even Beck won't embrace her should tell you something. He even seemed embarrassed by Ms. Medina, and that's saying something.
So what lesson should we take from this? That the teabaggers should screen their candidates a little more? That A-merry-cans will elect anyone to public office as long as they fit their agenda on most issues? Or that the people of Texas are even loonier than we thought? (The woman was at 24% in the polls just four percentage points behind Hutchinson for the run off against another wacko, the current governor, Mr. Goodhair. )
I don't know about the rest of you, but in the week when new pictures of 911 came to light, I find the irony in this story compelling.
My teabag friends, let this be a lesson in democracy to you: You can run who you want for public office, but there is a reason that we still only have predominantly two political parties in this country. It's not always easy to vet candidates for public office. The quick rise of Debra Medina proves it.