In Washington, D.C., protesters had planned to dump a million tea bags in Lafayette Square and even promised to put the bags on the tarps and clean up afterward. But their plans were thwarted after National Park Service officials said protesters didn't have the proper permit to dump the bags, NBC affiliate WRC TV reported.So the centerpiece of their demonstration was pretty much a bust and the folks at the Competitive Enterprise Institute scored a lifetime supply of tea. A quick note to the folks at CEI: that tea is income, and you should be sure to claim it on your next income tax return.
"We have a million tea bags here, and we don't have a place to put them because it's not on our permit," said Rebecca Wales, lead organizer of D.C. Tea Party.
A D.C. think tank, the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute, said it would allow the dumping of the tea bags in its 12th floor conference room instead.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Lobbying firm scores lifetime supply of tea in epic fail
Here's a pretty good example of how badly planned and executed these so-called tea parties have been: