The invitation said the Huntley Area Tea Party Income Tax Day demonstration on Saturday afternoon would be cancelled if it rained.
American Flag totting McHenry County Board member Diane Evertsen attended the Huntley Area Tea Party rally.
But the temperature was perfect with a beautiful breeze to keep the flags fluttering.
Congressman Joe Walsh greets Huntley Area Tea Party Income Tax Day demonstrators Saturday.
Congressman Joe Walsh headlined the event, bringing his new Walshmobile to be christened with supporters’ signatures.
The Joe Walshmobile arrives at Sun City.
Huntley, it should be noted is not in the new 8th Congressional District
Huntley Area Tea Party demonstrators on Route 47 Saturday.
It’s in the 14th District where Walsh lives and in which he was running against fellow freshman Randy Hultgren for a while.
"There was great interaction between himself and the people," the Friend of McHenry County Blog who took most of these photos reported. It looks as if McHenry County Board member Diane Evertsen is asking a serious question.
So it’s doubtful Walsh made contact with many 2012 general election voters.
Continuing the tradition of signing a vehicle started two years ago with a horse trailer, a Huntley Tea Party demonstrator affixes the first signature.
If, however, he is laying the groundwork for the 2014 race against U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, he was presenting himself again to one of the highest turnout parts of Illinois, Del Webb’s Sun City seniors.
"We are better than Washington, D.C." begins this sign in the middle of the back of the Walshmobile. Click to enlarge.
“Five ‘progressive’ infiltrators showed up with their anti-Walsh signs.” one person told me.
Weekly meeting with Congressional constituents leads the list from this sign on the Walshmobile. It contains,"It's time to end career politicians!"
“The male group leader was asked what he does for a living,” the message continued.
"It's time to repeal Obamacare" leads a list of platform statements from Joe Walsh on his Walshmobile.
“He said he’s a retired teacher.”