I was in St. Louis over the 4th with a couple of friends about a block west of the arch. The hotel was as congested as could be. But there was one individual I noticed as the various guests took advantage of the free breakfast gruel.
A solitary person wearing a blue t-shirt that said "Tea Party Patriot." I know this will come as a shock, but she was easily in her 60s and white. Try not to fall over in surprise. The next day, the friend I was with noted that the same person was there again showing off her vast wardrobe — as the "Tea Party Patriot" shirt was red.
This was supposed to be the big "Tea Bagging –the other ball" and she was the one and only person I saw.
And loneliness was de rigueur (ooh, look French) all over the place.
It was more than the heat that had people hot under the collar this Independence Day at Southfork Ranch…Organizers billed the gathering as the largest tea party in the nation, saying crowds could reach 50,000…
As the event kicked off at 3 p.m., only a smattering of people had gathered in the grassy field in front of the stage.
Oh well, there’s always flag day (or apparently, April 20th), maybe they can get J.R. Ewing to show up?