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Chris Coose
01-31-2010, 10:05 AM
They've still got Sarah Palin speaking but it will cost the attendee about a week's pay beyond the registration fee to see her.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0130/Why-the-Tea-Party-Convention-is-tea-tering-on-the-edge

Rigadog
01-31-2010, 10:37 AM
Will she be tea-bagged?

Brian Palmer
01-31-2010, 10:38 AM
$549 for a three day conference hosted at a hotel or convention center, regardless of the topic, is a pretty standard rate. I would actually expect to pay a bit more for a professional society meeting.

Brian

John Smith
01-31-2010, 11:16 AM
They've still got Sarah Palin speaking but it will cost the attendee about a week's pay beyond the registration fee to see her.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0130/Why-the-Tea-Party-Convention-is-tea-tering-on-the-edge

Her contract also says she can send a replacement. That would play well with the paying customers.

I think the whole Tea Party thing is having problems. This was the "between the lines" message Obama was giving the republicans the other night.

I think he was telling them that they are going to have opportunities to vote for bills that include tax cuts, which they've always favored, or vote to block those tax cuts just to keep Obama from getting something done.

The weaker the Tea Party looks, the better the chance that more moderate republicans will be less afraid of them and peel away from their diminishing influence.

We'll see soon how things start to play out. EVERY president learns on the job. It's a good thing for democrats that they no longer have those 60 votes that they never really had anyway.

All of the factors are changing. The republicans are about to be dared, I think, to block some very popular pieces of legislation.

jerryrichter
01-31-2010, 11:22 AM
$549 for a three day conference hosted at a hotel or convention center, regardless of the topic, is a pretty standard rate. I would actually expect to pay a bit more for a professional society meeting.

Brian
Yes, but a fee like that would usually include hearing the keynote speaker.

ljb5
01-31-2010, 12:07 PM
She should quit now to demonstrate her leadership.

huisjen
01-31-2010, 01:45 PM
Has Faux News decided on what archival footage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F54rqDh2mWA) represent as this event yet?

Dan

Chris Coose
01-31-2010, 01:48 PM
They are going to use the Super Bowl.

Brian Palmer
01-31-2010, 01:56 PM
Yes, but a fee like that would usually include hearing the keynote speaker.

Good point, but not always. I was at a convention in 2005 and I think it was extra to hear Rudy Guliani.

Brian