Stuck for a gift idea?
Can't figure out what to give grumpy Uncle Barney or paranoid Aunt Ethel?
Give the gift everybody wants this year.
His or her very own Tea Party.
Everybody in Tarrant County seems to be throwing a Tea Party these days. Apparently, you just call yourself an Official Tea Party and then tell your neighbors to trust everything you post on Facebook.
Southlake alone has almost as many Tea Party groups as it has Starbucks stands.
This is important, because voting in the party primaries — which decides most Texas state and local offices — starts in nine weeks.
Tarrant County alone has at least four Tea Party-related factions (originally "Taxed Enough Already"), from Glenn Beck and Ron Paul libertarians to religious conservatives. There’s even one group of Confederate separatists.
The debate in Northeast Tarrant County isn’t over whether to split North and South. It’s over tea in Southlake.
To read the complete column, visit www.star-telegram.com.