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July 15, 2010

Hello, I Must Be Going (…Or, Did I Just Hear Someone Say "Hitler, Obama, Lenin" 10,000 Times?)

Iowa Obama Billboard

Deb Nicklay -AP/Globe Gazette

Seems to me that the Tea Party gets to have it both ways.

In taking down the billboard, they get to amplify a new found moderation and maturity (not because it’s true or real, of course, but because the influence of the suits and the PR guys is taking root now).  At the same time, the demise of this otherwise weed-collecting sign — not to mention it’s thoroughly noxious contents — (timed, curiously, for the buzz friendly, and otherwise slow-as-molasses mid-July news stretch, hmm) is suddenly blanketing the media sphere.


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