SFR was on the scene for the Tea Party tax protest yesterday. Most noteworthy was the soundtrack: Incredibly earnest patriotic songs—including a

march or two—played far too loud over the Plaza.

No surprise, there were lots of anti- "

" signs waved around by people old enough to claim Social Security benefits; one

retired police officer

told SFR he'd never taken any government money, unlike "

couch lizards

" on welfare.

No surprise, too, that we ran into a couple of Republican candidates out vote-fishing. Witness:

is running for the New Mexico State House, District 47.

, whose campaign staff were handing out stapled photocopies of

and the Tea Party, is running for US Rep. Ben Ray Luján's seat; Kokesh faces Farmington Republican Tom Mullins in the June primary.

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