Reps. Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Blackburn (R-Tenn.) Back Out Of Tea Party Event – What About Palin?Posted by Al @ 8:41 am
Perhaps it’s old news that Sarah Palin supporters and Tea Party participants are extremely upset over Sarah Palin’s agreement to speak for a $100,000 fee at a for-profit event organized by Tea Party Nation. Considering most of the Tea Party supporters are just plain folk, I think they should be upset with Palin’ speaking fee and the fact it costs over $500 per person to attend.
Today, it’s reported that one of my favorite Congresspersons, Michele Bachmann is pulling out. Marsha Balckburn (R-TN) has announced she is cancelling her speaking engagement as well. Perhaps they claim to have different reasons for backing out, I believe Bachmann realizes the backlash she’ll experience for speaking a this Tea Party Nation event.
Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) have withdrawn from their speaking slots at the National Tea Party Convention after controversy mounted about how proceeds would be used.
The reported reason for the Bachmann and Blackburn cancellation:
Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) have withdrawn from their speaking slots at the National Tea Party Convention after controversy mounted about how proceeds would be used…
“Due to conflicting advice on whether Rep. Bachmann’s participation in the upcoming Tea Party Nation Convention would be in line with the Committee on Standards, Congresswoman Bachmann has decided not to participate in the event,” said spokeswoman Debbee Keller…
The Tennessee Republican said…”I spoke to Judson Phillips this morning and let him know that I could not participate in the convention. I told him frankly that Tea Party Nation’s for-profit status has put many of his speakers in an awkward position,”
I have always had the feeling that Palin would be folded back into the GOP machine, especially with her reluctance to come right out and declare support for the Tea Parties. Even if she were to cancel her speaking engagement, her declared support of GOP Rino/Progressive John McCain is deal breaker. Seeing that Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks is not going to support any John McCain opponents (backing the establishment), maybe Sarah will go join Dick and they can promote corruption together.
Sarah Palin is a sell-out and a GOP shill. Good luck with that Sarah Palin.