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A Lot of People — Especially Women — Have Mentioned Rick Santelli to Me Today

An e-mail (from a woman):

Driving home tonight in my dash to watch the results, I was thinking that a name has been lost among all this hubbub. Rick Santelli.  He started it all on the floor of the exchange on 2/19/09.  I was at the first tea party in Houston in Feb and the bigger one in April.  I was working the welcome booth and so many people thanked me and everyone for doing “this”.  I realize now what “this” has come to mean.  I am so proud of my country tonight and proud of the good people of Massachusetts.  As a great granddaughter of a confederate soldier, I will never use the word yankee again.

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