I’ve been looking for an excuse to take a little road trip that won’t break the bank. I got a little Southern Arizona exposure while writing and editing for The Tombstone Epitaph and generally speaking they’re a good bunch of people. Saturday, I plan to stop in Tombstone for a sarsaparilla at Big Nose Kate’s and a stroll down Allen Street to see who might still be around from those days.
The ultimate destination of this little weekend road trip is the United Border Coalition Tea Party Rally south of Hereford, Arizona this Sunday, August 15. I just want everybody to remember that the guy in the tan baseball hat with a goofy looking moustache and a camera is not a liberal infiltrator.
This is planned to be a full-blown Western Tea Party rally and it is, literally, on The Border with Mexico. The full list of speakers, along with music and airplane rides might draw as big a crowd as the rally in Searchlight, Nevada. Sen. John McCain won’t be there, nor will Sarah Palin, no doubt out of respect for McCain and a busy schedule, but J.D. Hayworth will be.
Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, Nevada’s Republican challenger running against Senate Leader Harry Reid is on the roster along with the wife of murdered rancher Rob Krentz. Visit their website for the whole schedule and details. The coalition sponsoring this border rally are United We Stand for Americans and The Patriot Caucus.
See you at the rally.
I’m still going to the rally, but Republican Senate challenger from Nevada, Sharron Angle, abruptly decided the logistics for her appearance were unmanageable. The cancellation came after days of advertising by organizers featuring Angle as the headline speaker for the border rally.
Speculation is that Angle, now trailing in the election polls, felt compelled to stay closer to home in her attempt to defeat the incumbent Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Event organizer Tim Selaty Sr. calls Angle’s decision to withdraw “kind of a shocker.”