Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hey Greta, Tea Parties Not a "One Time Deal"

Yesterday, while more than 600 April 15 Tax Day Tea Parties were going strong across the nation, Fox News' Greta Van Susteren repeatedly asked guests, her viewing audience and herself the same question, over and over and over: "The tea parties, is this a one-time deal?" Whah? My jaw dropped the first time I heard her ask this. I love Greta (she's a fellow Cheesehead expat, after all), but I was amazed that she seemed unaware of the hundreds of tea parties that took place in February. She made no reference to them. So, for Greta and all the other doubters out there, the answer is "No!" Already there are plans for many more Tea Parties. There is one already being heavily promoted, for example, in Washington, DC on September 12. According to organizers, "We have secured permits for the West Front of the United States Capitol and are currently working on the remaining logistics." No, Greta, this was not a "one-time deal." Greta's online poll, with that repeated-ad-nauseum question, shows 97% of respondents think this is the "start of a movement" and not a "one-time deal." As of 12:20 p.m. CST on April 16, 2,682 have responded. You can cast your vote at Greta's "On the Record" page at Fox News. So there. RELATED: Now what? - Tax Day Tea Party's official site What the Tea Parties Are About - Glenn Beck Rick Santelli proud of tea parties - CNN host vulgarly mocks 'TEA party' attendants - OneNewsNow Where Do the Tea Parties Go From Here? - Jim Geraght, The Campaign Spot CNN on Tea Parties: How Dare They! - Chicago Daily Observer - Tom Roeser Taxes spark 'tea party' protests - World News Australia Tea Parties about Far More than Taxes - Are Tea Parties Working? (Not Yet) - Chicago News Bench CommieBama Hats and More Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Follow ChiNewsBench on Twitter!