Jason Linkins at Huffington Post builds on the reporting of The Daily Caller’s resident Tea Party expert Alex Pappas and the Washington Independent’s Dave Weigel:
Last week, The Daily Caller’s Alex Pappas reported that the Republican National Committee was “paying for signs and political buttons used by Tea Party groups” for today’s “Code Red” protests against health care reform.
As Pappas pointed out, the RNC’s involvement here was a bit of a thorny issue, given that the Tea Partiers haven’t been quick to allow themselves to be subsumed within the greater Republican establishment. But if you see the signs today, you might end up missing the connection to the RNC entirely. That’s because the RNC took the unusual step of covering up its involvement. David Weigel of the Washington Independent reports that a black sticker has been placed over the RNC’s label at the bottom center of the signs.