With Rep. Michelle Bachman, who will be speaking to the Lincoln Club of Orange County tonight in Newport Beach, escaping the frigid temperatures of Minnesota (a high of 7 degrees in St. Paul today) for the sunshine of SoCal, perhaps our conservative friends can ask the Congresswoman why she decided to cancel her appearance at an upcoming Tea Party Convention in TenneseeÂ for next month.
Bacmann, who’s one of the Teabagger’s biggest supporters, has backed out of an appearance at what could be considered the First National Tea Party Convention, citing concerns of how funds being raised would be used.Â Bachman was scheduled to appear with Tennesee CongresswomanÂ Â Marsha Blackburn.Â But don’t worry TeaPartiers…Sarah Palin is still coming.
From the story:
“However, their offices released statements Tuesday citing concerns about how funds raised by the convention might be used.
Many tea party activists across the country are boycotting the convention over its $550-per person ticket price and the $100,000 speaking fee being paid to Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential nominee.”
Did I mention Sarah Palin is still scheduled to speak?
Bachman’s appearance in the OC, on the heels of Obama’s first State of the Union address, recalls her first SOTU address as a member of Congress where she practically manhandled President Bush like a schoolgirl with a crush on the star football player.