We asked MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for a response to the Tea Party Nation banning her from their site
, and she suggests the idea is so ridiculous they made it up as a publicity stunt.
"I used to be an activist, too, so I understand the strategy of using the name of a well-known person to try to get publicity," Maddow told TPMDC in an email.
"Of course, this idea of me trying to join their listserv is completely made up, but still -- I'm flattered the Tea Party folks think I'm well known enough to help their cause," Maddow wrote. "I wish them all best luck with their conference."