Judson Phillips Wants To Be A Tea Party Millionaire?
It seems some Tea Party members are coming forward claiming that Judson Phillips has said he wants to make a million dollars from, not for, the Tea Party movement. Also it seems someone else may be behind paying Sarah Palin's six-figure fee. There sure does suddenly seem to be a lot of millionaires involved with the Tea Party movement. And, yes, unfortunately, I count Sarah Palin as one, whether she's profiting directly, or not. Thank heavens she pointed out how corrupt she thinks CPAC is in dealing with the Nashville announcement. We wouldn't want big money so involved in what's billed as a grassroots movement effort, now would we?
Local Tea Party insiders say that long-time Republican donor Bill Hemrick [he gave $1000 to the NRCC in late 2009 and to the Fred Thompson and Marsha Blackburn campaigns among others], owner of Upper Deck Trading cards, gave Judson Philips at least $50,000 and maybe the whole $125,000 to cover Tea Party Nation’s Sarah Palin speaker’s fee. This act led Tea Party activists to believe the Tennessee Republican Party has been involved in the closed-door organizing.
Meanwhile, all money made by the sold-out event will go straight to Tea Party Nation, Inc. while grassroots activists have donated their time to make the event happen.