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Tea Party organizers were hoping to flood the halls of congress today.

Tea Partiers planned to “flood the halls of Congress” to protest health care legislation, a plan that prompted Democratic leaders to instruct their members to respond with politeness and Twinkies.  [300 strong]

Unfortunately the flood was more like a trickle and DNC Flack Brad Woodhouse had the line of the day:

“I’ve been to birthday parties that drew more people,” he emails. “More people attended my wedding than went to the tea party kill the bill rally on the hill.

Only 300 showed. We did the math. That’s a lot of leftover Twinkies.