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August 28, 2011

Guy in White Pointy Hat Regrets Voting 4 Obama

Tea Party Express Dunce Cap

I don’t think the guy in the dunce cap at the (not-exactly-huge) Tea Party Express kick-off tour in Napa would have gotten as much newswire attention if the get-up didn’t visually echo the KKK. Campaign season is already heating up.  (Because the angle does make a difference, by the way, these two other views – 12 – offer the word “dunce” on the hat.)

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(photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images caption: Don Bahl wears a dunce hat and a sign stating that he voted for U.S. President Barack Obama during the Tea Party Express tour kick-off on August 27, 2011 in Napa, California. Hundreds of people were in attendance as the Tea Party Express kicked off the “Reclaiming America” bus tour that will wind its way through 19 states and visit 29 cities before arriving in Tampa, Florida for a presidential debate co-sponsored by CNN on September 12.)

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