A doughty group of seven East Bay TEA Party/Patriot activists waved signs at Friday afternoon commuters on Ygnacio Valley Road near Walnut Creek BART.
A rotation of Contra Costa sites will get the Friday commute treatment now as the 2012 election season moves into first gear, said Jane Henderson of Concord.
"Because we love America," said her colleague along Ygnacio Valley Road, Carol Coates of Danville.
The Friday sites are due to include Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Danville, San Ramon, Blackhawk and Bishop Ranch.
"I'm very libertarian," said Henderson. "I'm interested in way less government. I'm interested in lower taxes. I'm interested in fewer regulations. I want the government to stay out of the kitchen, out of the home, away from the guns."
TEA, Henderson said, stands for "Taxed Enough Already."
Joyce Ellis of Walnut Creek carried a sign that read, "2012, Year of the Hobbits." This makes sport of Sen. John McCain's statement that TEA Party activists are a bunch of Hobbits. Hobbits in the J.R.R. Tolkien vision were people who saved Middle Earth, Ellis noted.
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