The South Florida Tea Party has landed itself a minicelebrity for the anti-tax rally tomorrow in downtown West Palm: Hannah Giles, the young woman who in August 2009 pretended to be a prostitute for a pimp seeking help with tax evasion and human smuggling from ACORN, the voting registration outfit that has a role in most modern right-wing conspiracy theories.
Of course, that video proved to be a triumph in clever editing rather than evidence of criminal conduct. But it succeeded in turning young Giles into a glamorous political celebrity, and maybe that was the point.
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The Giles appearance, however, brings the risk of causing more friction between local tea partiers, especially if Fort Lauderdale tea party activists get jealous. Their most glamorous celebrity speaker: radio host Joyce Kaufman. Ouch.