This is funny. The Kenyan embassy is hosting its own Tea Party next week. No, they won't be running around screaming about tyranny and Marixsm or holding up posters of the President of the United States as Hitler. Apparently, Kenya is the #1 exporter of tea in the world, and this event is simply designed to raise awareness of that fact. From Talking Points Memo:
"The Government of Kenya, the world's #1 tea exporter, cordially invites you to a proper Kenyan Tea Party on Capitol Hill (one without a political agenda). Please join Kenyan Deputy Prime Minister, the Honorable Uhuru Kenyatta, at Kenya's tea tasting event, complete with food pairings and tea leaf readings," the invitation read.
"Of course, according to some other "Tea Party" types out there, it is often said that Kenya's major export is none other than President Barack Obama, who was supposedly born in Kenya, then covertly smuggled into the United States so that a biracial child named Barack Hussein Obama would one day grow up and run for president as part of a grand Marxist conspiracy."
Sounds like fun, and a whole lot more civilized than what has come to define the term "tea party" nowadays.