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Tea Parties Draw Quarter Million

Nate Silver at 538.com has made a noble effort to compile estimates of crowd sizes for “tea party” events yesterday, and has come up with an aggregate total of around 250,000 folks at 306 sites. The sheer number of events is probably more impressive than total attendance, which, after all, fell far short of attendance at pro-immigration-reform protests in 2006.
As for impressionistic coverage of the events, there’s lots of amusing-to-horrifying reportage at savetherich.com. Byron York of the Washington Examiner has one of the best-written sympathetic accounts, based on what he saw and heard in Winchester, VA.

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