Below the fold are quotes from me e-mailing the list that day -- quotes that I'm told a gossip Web site will post today. I apologize for much of what I wrote, and apologize to readers.
Here's a relevant segment from O'Reilly's interview with Bachmann, in which he gets her to basically support the idea of the fund -- Levin, reflecting a good amount of opinion out there, is so angry about the process that he sees O'Reilly as a useful idiot for even asking this.
Talking tea parties and more on ABC's TopLine
The post-award reception drew in dozens of powerful beltway conservatives, such as Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, Cato Instute president Ed Crane, anti-racial preferences activist Ward Connerly, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, American Spectator R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., and former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore, who now leads the Free Congress Foundation long run by the late Paul Weyrich.
"These attacks are wrong, misleading and disingenuous," says Anna Puig of Kitchen Table Patriots in the statement. "The propaganda piece only serves a left-wing agenda, and I will do everything I can to convince Dawn to stop funding MSNBC’s lies. I'm asking Tea Party groups around the country to help us in this effort. Individual Tea Party members will be boycotting Dawn products until the company takes appropriate action regarding the decision to advertise during the Hardball hit piece, and ceases funding MSNBC.”
I'm talking with the HotAir blogger on his live show.