Saturday, April 18, 2009
Anchorage Tea Party 4/15/2009
Wow! What a great day. When I heard about the Tea Party, I scheduled 4 hrs time off just so I would be sure to be there on a workday.
I arrived at the Federal Bldg about 10:20 to see about eight folks including Cameron Barrows and immediately thought it might be a disappointing turnout. I began to wonder if I was one of only a handful who are fed up with the profligate spending, the insults to conservative Americans and the wholesale lurching toward socialism.
More folks began to trickle in and by 11:30 there were a couple hundred. Still, not quite a crowd. But then more and more and more...we filled up all four corners of the intersection, singing and chanting. Lots of good humor and no nastiness. Eventually we had about 1200 demonstrators when I left at 1:30 to get back to work. Like Randy Neuman's song says "I hope this feelin lasts..."