Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner gets today’s award for Funniest Sentence of the Day.
It’s from his story headlined: “BAllotpedia surveying state and local party leaders on Tea Party activism, candidacies.”
At first I thought the capitalized BA was a reference to B.A. “Bad Attitude” Baracus from The A-team, but no it’s just a typo.
But that’s not the funny part of the story, the comedy is in this sentence about the Tea Party.
“Graves noted that the Tea Party movement is mostly non-partisan, at least nominally, it does tend to attract more people generally in line with the GOP.”
That is awesome. There are so many qualifiers in here it warms my heart. Graves is Ballotpedia‘s Leslie Graves. She’s the president of something called the Lucy Burn Institute and the editor of Ballotpedia.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of either of these things. Ballotpedia? The Lucy Burns Institute? It all sounds suspect to me.
I can tell you this, if Graves thinks the Tea Party is “non-partisan,” she’s either not paying attention or she’s Teabagger. According to Tapscott’s story, Graves is going to be researching the impact of the Tea Party on local elections, but considering she doesn’t know that the Tea Party is a partisan group, I’m suspicious.
Unless of course, Dick Armey, Mark Williams, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are now champions of non-partisan politics. Yeah, I don’t think so either. But thanks Tapscott for the laugh, I do enjoy a good Sunday afternoon chuckle. I’ll be waiting for Ballotpedia’s report, not really.