An update on Tea Party fashion: it has evidently become vogue for Tea Partiers to wear Service Employees International Union t-shirts, donning the garb of the movement's biggest villain next to President Obama. The reasons for doing so, as of yet, are unknown.
Two blog posts at St. Louis Activist Hub, a progressive website in St. Louis, purport to show local Tea Party leaders Adam Sharp, Bill Hennessy (who runs the St. Louis Tea Party), and Jim Durbin (who runs the conservative blog 24th state) wearing SEIU gear. [UPDATE: Hennessy says he's never worn an SEIU t-shirt.]
Sharp harangues what appears to be Charles Jaco of local Fox 2 about the latter's use of the term "tea baggers"--a fair complaint--while wearing an SEIU t-shirt:
Another photo, taken from a post by St. Louis-based conservative blogger Gateway Pundit, shows some Tea Partiers (including the blogger, Durbin) posing in SEIU t-shirts at an anti-Obama protest rally in March:
Causing mayhem is not limited to dealing with the press. We've quietly acquired Service Employees International Union shirts to wear at Tea Party rallies. For big labor, that's like handing out TSA uniforms in Kabul. And at a rally in St. Louis this March, fake SEIU protesters joined the Tea Party protest.