The Canyon Del Oro High School auditorium in Tucson, Ariz. was packed full of at least 500 people last night as anxious tea party members waited to hear from ATF whistleblower Vince Cefalu, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar about the Obama Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious. The theme of the night? Accountability.
As this story has the potential to completely destroy the Obama administration, it’s largely being ignored by the usual suspects in the MSM who are busy clamoring for time on the president’s lap. Fortunately, the crazy, fringe Tea Party types have become accustomed to not letting the press or their alleged betters in Washington run roughshod over them.
What happened in Tucson last night might be something other local Tea Party groups might want to consider to keep the momentum going with “Fast and Furious” coverage. The interest level in non-border states may not be as strong as it is in Tucson (where border violence issues have been problematic for decades-it’s my hometown, I know). Then again, it might.