Remember a year back, when the tea partiers were going to have a big Las Vegas convention, but canceled it (well, moved it to October, which didn't happen either) only two weeks before it was supposed to happen for vague, never-quite-adequately explained reasons?
One of the official reasons they gave at the time was that Las Vegas in July was just too darn hot. Why they didn't figure out before booking their convention that Las Vegas would be hot in the middle of July remains an unanswered question.
Well, it turns out the incident also shows a lot about what conservatives think fiscal responsibility means, too: [T]he Venetian Casino Resort in Las Vegas has just sued a Tea Party group for allegedly ducking out on a more than $600,000 tab.
According to the lawsuit, the Tea Party Nation Corporation of Franklin, Tennessee booked more than 1,000 hotel rooms, conference suites and other services for a five-day convention in July last year. Two weeks before the event, however, the Tea Party group canceled, leaving a balance of $554,148 due to the Venetian. "Despite numerous requests for payment," the Venetian's lawyers claim, the Tea Party Nation "has refused, and continues to refuse, to make payment."
(And now the yearly interest agreed to in the event contract has raised the original amount due by over $80,000. Which is a good lesson on credit cards and interest rates for all you kids out there.)
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