Party in Albany
April 13th, 2010

If there was a day to be in Albany, today was the day.

The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, the lunch trucks were out in full force and the Tea Party Express was in town singing “Proud to be an American.”

Former Saturday Day Night Live member Victoria Jackson waved the American flag on stage while a mass of protesters swung their Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flags. In fact there were far more Gadsen flags on display than there were American flags. No, Sarah Palin didn’t make it to Albany.

But there were a plethora of signs playing on Obama’s “Yes We Can” Slogan.

One man carried two signs. The first read, ” OH YES WE CAN VOTE YOU OUT” The other read, ” OH NO YOU CAN’T LIE TO US.”

Meanwhile, the assumed Tea Party candidate for governor was not having such a hot day.

Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino is still reeling from reports that he forwarded a number of racist, sexist, pornographic e-mail to friends and colleagues. Paladino has been playing down the scandal. His office reportedly received a bomb threat from a man who identified himself as being from a “black militant group.” Are there a lot of those these days?

Mark Williams, chair of the Tea Party Express, told the Times Union that his group is not necessarily going to support Paladino. “I doubt we would support the guy, based on what weve seen,”Williams said.

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