Even if I didn’t know what they respectively represent, I’d have a prejudice in favor of the new and growing Coffee Party movement over the Tea Party. Simply because, you know, coffee is way better than that eyewash they drink over across the pond.
But knowing what a wonderful, rational, well-motivated response the Coffee Party offers to the increasingly destructive Tea Party, I make my choice enthusiastically.
I was all charged up and ready to write about this promising movement a couple of weeks back, but then I saw that their membership requirements say “no pundits” and felt so left out that I went and sulked for a fortnight. But then I thought, Hey, would they make an exception in my case since I’m no longer actually a PAID pundit? I don’t know. It’s worth a shot.
Anyway, the thing that brings this worthy group — or network of groups — to mind today is Roger Ebert’s suggestion that he’d like to see a debate between Tea Party darling Sarah Palin and Coffee Party Founder Annabel Park. (Or at least, “a serious discussion, woman to woman,” as he puts it. Based on the clip above, I’m thinking Annabel would definitely win on points. (And then, maybe she could come here and debate Nikki Haley…)
But see what you think. And join the Coffee Party movement — they should take YOU, at any rate.