Alternate title: Top Ten Questions I Should’ve Asked The Tea Party! … I may be impulsive and a risk-taker, but I also am quite good at processing events and emotions so as not to add to my Samsonite collection. The PSA I produced last week was just what my imaginary doctor ordered. But, a blog entry introducing it would detract from the final tying of a bow around my Tea Party experience. So, I’ll just let the press release do the preamble.
After several weeks of reflection, voiceover artist and on-camera actor D.C. Douglas has produced a public service announcement for other FreedomWorks and Tea Party critics who might be tempted to follow in his footsteps. Mr. Douglas says, “What I did may have been entertaining, but it was also impetuous and not well thought out. If I were to make that call today, I would use a more diaphram-supported voice and ask very different questions.”
Mr. Douglas quickly assembled a cast of respected Los Angeles actors and close friends on May 12th and produced a provocative and hopeful five minute PSA. “I thought it was important to clear the air with Matt Kibbe and FreedomWorks as soon as possible and to prevent The Huffington Post readers and other liberals from crossing Matt Kibbe’s line in the sand.” On a personal note, Mr. Douglas admits to being fond of FreedomWorks president, Matt Kibbe. “I think Matt and I could’ve been good friends, had he not hooked up with Dick Armey, Koch Industries and the GOP. I think we have a similar sense of humor and share a penchant for Buddy Holly glasses,” admits Mr. Douglas.[For more back story, please view blog entries FreedomWorks, GEICO and Tortious Interference and Cleaning Up After The Circus.]
The events received media attention that was swift and, according to Mr. Douglas, “…about 75% erroneous, including what I actually did for GEICO, my name, the timeline of events and the reason anyone even knew about it in the first place!” Mr. Douglas issued two additional press releases correcting these errors, but “…no one seemed to be interested in the facts. That’s when I started to think about what I had done. And then it hit me, I needed to apologize to FreedomWorks for asking reckless and vague questions. That’s how this PSA was born.”
Mr. Douglas hopes people will take his message to heart and be inspired to pass his PSA around the internet so that he can reach as many FreedomWorks critics and anti-Tea Party people as he can. “FreedomWorks and all their angry callers and emailers made their point. They changed me. And now I hope I can inspire others like me to take a much more open-mined look at FreedomWorks and the Tea Party. If I can save just one person from doing what I did, then I will feel it was all worth it.” Mr. Douglas’ PSA can be viewed on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMUVFctJ2Xw).
Your job, should you be brave enough to shake-up Mad Hatters having tea, is to pass this video on to any and every one. Send to other bloggers. To your favorite online news source. To your favorite comedy site. To every forum you visit. To your friends and family. To your enemies. To liberals and conservatives! To gay, lesbian, transgender immigrants in Arizona forming a Communist-Muslim movement!! Birth certificate or not, dear God! Just SEND IT!!!
If not, no worries. Glad you dropped by.
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For those who voiced their support, whether to me or to an arch conservative uncle in Virginia, I have added a temporary Thank You page at the top of my blog.
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What a mustache!