I’ve been mostly ignoring the teabagger convention, but now I feel outraged on the teabaggers’ behalf:
The convention, to be held in Nashville in early February, made a splash by attracting big-name politicians. (Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech.) But some groups have criticized the cost — $549 per ticket and a $9.95 fee, plus hotel and airfare — as out of reach for the average tea partier. And they have balked at Ms. Palin’s speaking fee, which news reports have put at $100,000, a figure that organizers will not confirm or deny.
To put that in terms you limousine liberals can understand, that $9.95 fee is like the $20 supplement for foie gras on a $160 prix fixe menu.
How could the organizers not know that $550 plus a $10 fee would piss even the most gullible ‘baggers off?
In a strange way, I think this answers that question.