Miss. tea party leader arrested for photographing Thad Cochran's bedridden wife


tea party all alone

The tea party has seen better days. As we posted earlier, New Poll: Tea Party Support Crashes And Burns, The Lowest Numbers Ever. What a shame. What a cryin' shame.

That's what happens when extremists push a loony agenda, try to outshout those of us who depend on logic and reason, and resort to dirty tricks. Speaking of which...

Political blogger Clayton Kelly-- allegedly-- photographed and posted online images of the bedridden Rose Cochran (she has dementia) at a nursing home. She is married to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.

Via the Clarion-Ledger:

The vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and one other suspect have been arrested in connection with the photographing of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

Madison city court officials say that Mark Mayfield will appear before a judge today.

Also, attorney Kevin Camp, who represents Clayton Kelly, said two more arrests either have been or will be made in addition to Mayfield. All three are expected to face conspiracy charges.

Mark Mayfield is also an officer with the Central Mississippi Tea Party. Kelly faces "felony charges of photographing or filming another without permission where there is expectation of privacy and exploitation of a vulnerable adult, which carries up to a 10-year sentence."

Color me a crazy, wild-eyed liberal optimist, but it seems we've reached a tea-ping point.

family values my ass