It is useful to remember two things about the Tea Party movements: First, they are not monolithic and often have little in common beyond the ubiquitious concern about government fiscal irresponsibility. Second, there are many Tea Parties, they are different and any one group does not represent any other group. Third, the Tea Parties are not necessarily a "Republican" outgrowth. Popular suspicion of the Establishment -- however you choose to define that -- cuts across traditional party identification.
In other news...one wonders if Charlie Sheen's latest meltdowns are nothing but contrived method acting. In other words, one suspects that Sheen is merely acting crazy like a (Bud) Fox.
Anyone who gets the pun very much intended in the last line is welcome to e-mail me.
Eric Dixon is a New York investigative lawyer.