Tea For Two


Michele Bachmann’s freshly minted Tea Party Caucus has its first member of GOP leadership: Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence.

At a press availability this afternoon, Pence was enthusiastic. “You betcha,” Pence said when asked if he’d join.

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“I come out of a background — I was chairman of the Republican Study Committee, I was chairman of…the House Conservative Caucus,” he added. My hope is that this Tea Party caucus…will be an avenue for bringing some of the energy and the enthusiasm and the focus that I’ve seen, from the National March on Washington where I spoke on 9/12, to traveling around Indiana and all around the country, deeper into the well of Congress.

Pence has been solicitous of the Tea Party movement in the past — the 9/12 Tea Party in DC was promoted heavily by conservative groups like FreedomWorks and right wing radio and TV host Glenn Beck. But his enthusiasm for joining the new caucus is a reminder that GOP leaders continue to flirt with the far right flank of their base.


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17 responses to “Tea For Two

  1. sorry so late, kids. just got home.

  2. I read this story on N.Y. Mag’s Daily Intel and was hoping you’d do an entry on it. You didn’t disappoint.

    As for Madame Representative, I bet she wishes she looked that good in her underwear (or had underwear that good looking). Since her husband picks out her clothes, probably not unless he’s has both better fashion sense and a dirtier mind than I expect.

    • i’m glad i didn’t disappoint you, neon vincent. i hope you’ll write that on the customer satisfaction card. πŸ™‚

      i bet that batshit bachmann’s hubby not only picks out her clothing but prances around the house in them when she’s not home. anyone who says he can change someone from gay to straight has issues.

  3. Awesome Bachmann, Nonnie; what do you call that thingβ€” A Batshit Bustier? A Batshit belly bumper?
    And Pence is perfect too; looks like he’s always working too hard to serious only to look ridiculous.

    (And thanks for the big view. πŸ˜‰

  4. um… working too hard to look serious only to look ridiculous!

  5. They want to dance but don’t want to pay the piper. And keep the Grinch away from her dressed (or undressed) like that. There would surely be trouble! And don’t call me……

    • i don’t think she’s the grinch’s type. she’s too old for him. he likes ’em young. that’s why he’s always trading in for a newer model.

  6. Tea Party Caucus. Whenever I hear the word Caucus, I always think of Alice in Wonderland.
    How befitting. The tea party, Mad Hatter & running around the table in the actual “race”.

    Here are the lyrics to the Caucus race song-

    Forward, backward, inward, outward
    Come and join the chase
    Nothing could be drier
    Than a jolly caucus race

    Backward, forward, outward, inward
    Bottom to the top
    Never a beginning,
    There can never be a stop

    To skipping, hopping, tripping fancy free and gay
    Started it tomorrow
    But will finish yesterday

    ‘Round and ’round and ’round we go
    Until forevermore
    For once we were behind
    But now we find we are be-

    Foreward, backward, inward, outward
    Come and joing the chase
    Nothing could be drier
    Than a jolly caucus race!

  7. I’m laughing too hard to write anything more but BRAVO πŸ˜€

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