Well, I made it out to the Tax Day Tea Party at the South Carolina Statehouse. Overall, it was much smaller than last years Tea Party event. Don’t know what to make of that. Could be that people attended more local events instead of driving to Columbia or it could be that there really weren’t a lot of big name speakers at the event other than Gov. Sanford (and while he did get applause, there were one to two hecklers in the crowd that were telling him to step down). Or, possibly, people are just tired of protesting since Washington seems to just do whatever they want anyways (see Health Care Reform).
Anyways, here are some pictures from the event including some interesting signage. One thing I did find interesting was that at one point during Sanford’s speech, a police officer came up to where I was standing on the Statehouse steps and use binoculars to scan the crowd for a while. There is a pictures of that in there as well.