Jillian Rayfield and I spent the afternoon at Uni-Tea, which organizers billed in part as the tea party reaching out to minorities and inviting them to join the cause. Judging by the low turnout and almost completely white crowd, that goal was not achieved. (Though the tea party leaders behind Uni-Tea say it was, and plan to hold more Uni-Tea events in the future). We’ll have a full accounting of the sights and sounds of the afternoon soon.
The most anticipated speaker of the 13-speech program today was Andrew Breitbart, who took the stage near the end of the day. Verbose as always, he gave a rousing speech about the liberal elite and media conspiracy to paint the tea party as racist. There was one topic he wouldn’t touch however: Shirley Sherrod. Read our take here.