by David Safier

The cancelled Phoenix Tea Party Patriots' September 22 event wasn't actually called BirtherFest. It was a "Cold Case Posse Event" billed as "an exciting time as the Greater Phoenix Tea Party and Surprise Tea Party present an event to support Sheriff Joe and his investigation into the fraudulent Obama documents."


Sharing star billing: Sheriff Joe Arpaio; LTC Terry Lakin (a birther doctor who refused to deploy to Afghanistan because he doesn't believe Obama was born in the U.S.); and Pat Boone.


Even with a star-studded lineup, the Phoenix and Surprise TPP groups couldn't manage to sell tickets. It makes you wonder if everyone but the Tea Party has given up on birtherism.

Someone might ask Ally Miller if, as a Tea Party Patriots member who has her own page on the Great Phoenix TPP site, she bought tickets to the event — that is, if she's stopped claiming allusions to her Tea Party affiliation are "name calling" by people who are "willing to fabricate just horrible stories and lies about me."

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