The Tea Party was in Phoenix this weekend for the 1st Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit. They expected about 2,000 people but the times I was there the venue was only about 1/4 full, so I don’t know if they ever reached their attendance goal.
They talked about the ballooning federal deficit and the constitution, about illegal immigration and unions. Russell Pearce, the Arizona State Senator who authored SB1070 and most of Arizona’s other anti-immigrant laws was the first speaker on Saturday. He got a rock star’s welcome. Other speakers included former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Texas Congressman Ron Paul.