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Mary Unhappy Re: Tea Party Turnout

Mary Souza, Huckleberries' favorite scold, found the dark lining behind that silver cloud that has been the roaring Tea Party express in Kootenai County. In her latest newsletter, she ballyhooed the Tea Party rally at Stateline Speedway this summer, noting breathlessly that NRA jumbo Wayne LaPierre was “incredible; a very powerful and insightful speaker.” Seems (be still my beating heart) that LaPierre had been speaking to the United Nations “just the day before he came to North Idaho.” Mary was also impressed that LaPierre is just an ordinary guy, like you and me. Quoth: “He was wearing khakis and a plaid cotton shirt, offering his handshake while saying, 'Hi, I'm Wayne.' No bodyguards, no entourage, just Wayne and his assistant.” So what's the problem? Attendance. It was “lower than we had expected because of several conflicting events.” More than 500 showed up. But that apparently wasn't enough for She Who Cannot Be Appeased.

Question: Is the Tea Party losing steam locally?

LaPierre: Defend 2nd Amendment

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association and a 2nd amendment advocate, speaks to state Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, and Vick's daughter, Tia. LaPierre was one of the guest speakers at the Tea Party Patriots gathering at the Stateline Speedway Friday night. I'll have more photos and information about this event Monday.

Americans can't be gun-shy about defending the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association said on Friday night. Wayne LaPierre told 545 people attending the first Great Northwest “Clingers” Festival and Second Amendment Rally sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots of North Idaho at Stateline Speedway that our rights are being attacked like never before. “The elites don't care about us,” he said under sunny skies. “Protection is in our own hands”/Brian Walker, CdA Press. More here.

Question: Have you ever attended a Tea Party event? And/or: Are you a 2nd amendment advocate?

LaPierre Featured At Tea Party Event

Huckleberries just received poster of next Tea Party Patriots of North Idaho confab. So here it is. Seems NRA executive veep Wayne LaPierre and Dr. Marshall Foster (founder & prez of the Mayflower Institute) will be keynote speakers at the event, tabbed: First Great Northwest 'Clingers' Festival & 2nd Amendment Rally. It will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Stateline Speedway.

Question: Have you ever attended a local Tea Party function?

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