On the eve of my East Coast return, I participated enthusiastically in a living room tea party in Altadena CA (just north of the Little Old Lady's town) hosted by the Pasadena Patriots. Jonathan Wilson, my new best tea bud and mover and shaker of the group, invited me to sing a song or two and I obliged. Also premiering her new ditty, "There's a Communist in the White House," was SNL comedienne and passionate conservative, Victoria Jackson. The overflow crowd was standing outside.)
The beauty of the Pasadena group is that they are not primarily a protest crowd, like many others. The PP are boots-on-the-ground people as evidenced by the giant map of Congressional District 19 and their determination to oust the progressive Obama lapdog, Adam Schiff. Their new candidate, John Colbert, is right out of the Doug Hoffman (NY23) playbook...staunch conservative, family value-based, hard working, strong on defense...and he "dropped the plow" to serve his country. The PPs have divided up the district into precincts with captains in each and they are takin' it to the streets.
Also in attendance were aforementioned local bloggers, Joe Fein and Juliette Ochieng, both doing yeomans' work in their own write. So look to them for corroboration. And on the last leg of his BCS tour, there was Robert Stacy McCain, prying the story out of everyone there. Look to the American Spectator for his Monday column.
Encore for the day was "Hound Dog" in honor of the King's 75th birthday...but with apologies to Leiber and Stoller, I twisted the words a tad:
"You Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog
Lying All the Time...
You're Always Raising Taxes and You Ain't No Friend of Mine"
Johhny Crawford, Victoria Jackson and Jonathan WIlson (in tri corner hat...HUZZAH!))
Don't miss Victoria as she STEALS THE SHOW on Hannity