It’s rarely convincing when Tea Party activists brush off attacks on the movement by claiming that the bad apples at their rallies are really agents provocateurs. That’s just too convenient. Sometimes, the people who make you look bad actually are part of your movement. But a videographer at this weekend’s Fancy Farm political celebration in Kentucky hounded a man wearing Rand Paul swag and holding up a racist anti-immigrant sign, badgering him to reveal who he was. The cameraman caught back up with him when, later, the man walked with supporters Paul’s opponent, Jack Conway.
Conway’s campaign, via spokesman Brandt McCool, tells me the man had nothing to do with the campaign, and that staffers don’t know who he is.
Full story: Tea Party Infiltration Done Wrong – Slate