Even I’m not so cynical as to believe that, but he’s entirely right to credit the boss for her tireless work in promoting the Tea Parties. She’s been Twittering contact info on this stuff for days and dropped by the D.C. festivities herself this afternoon. Click for photos and video of that, or go here for her coverage of Parties around the country. I like the “No Taxation Without Deliberation” sign best; read Jonah Goldberg’s piece today at NRO for a shrewd gloss on the haste to make waste.

More coverage at Instapundit. Exit question: How many of you followed DeMint’s advice to CPAC and “took to the streets” today?

Update: Another good sign here. You’ll know it when you see it.

Update: A fair question from lorien1973 in the comments: “In reality, though. These tea parties are pointless. They have no direction. What do they want to accomplish with them?”