When I was living in Boston in the early eighties, I had an apartment on Charles Street, a couple of blocks from Boston Common. One day, Pope John Paul II made an appearance in the common. I'm not Catholic, but it's not every day you get to see the Pope, so I walked down there to see. About a million people came.
Why am I telling this story? Teabaggers around the country are hailing the appearance of their star, Sarah Palin, at a rally in the common yesterday as a massive demonstration of their power.
About 3,000 people bothered to show up.
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