the very first arrival at the Boston Tea Party was Amelia.

Actually she didn’t need to camp out but it was cool that she did. Might have been easier than getting up and certainly better than listening to a planning board meeting or dealing with the culvert!

Yeah Yeah I know that I had Andrew Ian up as one of the Reagan award winners but I’ve run out of the interviews I’ve already filmed (with two exceptions that I’m holding back for specific reasons) and I want to include these bloggers in the Field guide:

I will be including a few more “recycled” CPAC bloggers who were not in the field guide before as I wait to shoot some new material with other bloggers. Meanwhile you can also find Andrew on Facebook and twitter

I wanted to get a comment from Liz Carter running in the Georgia 4th district against Hank “I’m not a geologist but I play one in the congress” Johnson. Her Chief of staff Cheryl Prater remembered me from CPAC (proving the Cannoli rule correct) and did me one better. Rather than a simple comment she graciously consented to give me an interview over the phone. It was VERY informative.

Before anything else it must be understood that this district GA-4 is rated Safe democratic according to GQ politics map. This is a majority-minority district that elected Cynthia McKinney so any Republican was going to have a tough time of it.

That was my first question: How could she win in such a district? She answered that the Healthcare bill had changed everything. Voters in the area were disgusted with the bill and how it was passed. I then asked her specifically about the comments of Doug Shulman, her thought in one word:


She reminded me of the promises that the changes wouldn’t hurt the middle class and pointed to the congressional leadership saying that feeling in her district was running 60-40 against the bill. Take another look at that GQ map and run that through your head.

The Clincher was the local NAACP event she attended in Rockville. She was greeted warmly by really great people. Their focus was all about solutions. The feeling is that congress went too far and were more interested in Power than in Service. Her own solutions and suggestions are on her site here. In our interview she stressed the idea of “Health Courts”, from her site:

Malpractice cases today are often won by emotion and who has the best attorney. By creating health courts, we remove emotion and allow opinions to be decided by those who understand the practice of medicine.

Even more incredible was their reaction concerning the Media. The were fed up with it, they concluded that they were not getting the true picture from the MSM. As they put it: “Truth Matters!”

If you are getting the NAACP deciding that the Mainstream media can’t be trusted then the seminal change I was discussing is upon us. The same issues, regardless of race, face all.

I asked about the Tea Party movement, it is active in the area and as CNN has discovered is not not the monochrome racists that the Democratic Leadership would have you believe. She said the democrats: “fundamentally think that people will forget”. She disagrees, the People aren’t stupid, and if the administration is foolish enough to push “immigration reform” (read Amnesty) it will be the final straw. The people are already ready to revolt, this will send them over the edge.

The one wild card is the democratic primary. There is a real chance that Mr. Johnson might not survive it. Vernon Jones in particular seems capable of knocking him off, but Liz declares she is ready for Johnson, Jones or anyone the Democrats have to offer.

In the short time I had she really impressed me. Take a peek at her blog and you will be impressed too. I’ve very happy for the people of GA-4 they have such an excellent choice to represent them.

Barbara Espinosa treated me like a king at CPAC and this video doesn’t do me justice.

She is right on top of the senate race in Arizona, if you want to see see some serious coverage of what is going on, make sure you check out American Freedom regularly.

This interview demonstrates the need to carry extra batteries with you at all times.

The Lonely Conservative is one of the most worthwhile blogs you can read during the day, so don’t miss it.