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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?)

Deb Nicklay -AP/Globe Gazette
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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