SFR was on the scene for the Tea Party tax protest yesterday. Most noteworthy was the soundtrack: Incredibly earnest patriotic songs—including a John Philip Sousa march or two—played far too loud over the Plaza.
No surprise, there were lots of anti- "entitlement" signs waved around by people old enough to claim Social Security benefits; one retired police officer told SFR he'd never taken any government money, unlike "couch lizards" on welfare.
No surprise, too, that we ran into a couple of Republican candidates out vote-fishing. Witness:
Brigette Russell is running for the New Mexico State House, District 47. Adam Kokesh, whose campaign staff were handing out stapled photocopies of SFR's cover story about him and the Tea Party, is running for US Rep. Ben Ray Luján's seat; Kokesh faces Farmington Republican Tom Mullins in the June primary.