CNBC’s Rick Santelli: If They Say “Father Of The Tea Party” On My Tombstone “They Can Bury Me With A Smile”
CNBC’s Rick Santelli went on the now famous (or infamous, to some) “rant heard ’round the world” a year ago February against the Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan.
A self-described Independent, though, he’s pleased that after his ’09 rant, some call him the Father of the Tea Party. “Look, if that’s what they put on my tombstone, they can bury me with a smile.
“…This grassroots movement of the Tea Party, to me, is as American as it gets. And whether you are left, center, or right, to me it’s not about politics. It’s about, in this country, we’re not afraid to speak up.”
h/t TV Newser.
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