Thursday, April 9, 2009

Alan Keys to Speak at “Tea Bagging” Event in DC

keyes Do you guys know who Alan Keys is?  I first heard of him when he was a Republican candidate for President in 2000.  I got to know him in 2004 when he ran for Senate against Barack Obama.  We all know who won.  I was living in Chicago at the time and was able to follow this race closely.  Let me just say that Alan Keys is all kinds of entertaining, in a crazy, Sarah Palin, Joe the Plumber kind of way.  The best was when Mr. Keys began attacking Mary Cheney, Dick Cheney’s daughter, for being a lesbian.  Sadly for him, his daughter came out of the closet soon after the election:

During his failed campaign last fall against Barack Obama (D) for the Illinois Senate seat, Alan Keyes lashed out at Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Vice President Cheney. Keyes told a radio interviewer that Mary Cheney was a "selfish hedonist." Then, without having been asked anything about his own family, he volunteered that "if my daughter were a lesbian, I'd look at her and say, 'That is a relationship that is based on selfish hedonism.' I would also tell my daughter that it's a sin and she needs to pray to the Lord God to help her deal with that sin."

Maya heard the comments and recoiled. "It was kind of strange that he said it like a hypothetical," she says. "It was really kind of unpleasant."

Lately, he’s been found questioning our President’s citizenship, his loyalty to the country, and spinning yarns about the end of our country at the hands of our radical, communist President.

Forward to present.  You may have heard about the tax day Tea Bagging Parties taking place all over the country.  The organizers of the DC event wanted to bring out some big name recognition, so they invited Keys, and the response was underwhelming:

J.P. Freire, The American Spectator managing editor and an organizer of Washington, D.C.’s anti-spending April 15 “Tea Party,” announced this morning that perennial presidential candidate Alan Keyes would speak at the event. A chorus of groans sounded at the meeting where this was announced.

Keyes has been a controversial figure for years, before and after his disastrous 2004 Senate bid against Barack Obama. In the last few months, he’s returned as a plaintiff in lawsuits alleging that Obama is not a “natural born citizen” of the United States.

Hey, you know what, I’m sure it’ll be a great time, just as long as Keys keeps his tea bag clean!

Big ups to Bob Cesca who has been truly great with his reports on this farce of an issue and the fellows at the Political Animal.

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