Thursday, February 25, 2010
TEA BAGGERS DEMAND APOLOGY FROM CAPTAIN AMERICA!
Issue 602 of the comic features Captain America investigating a right-wing anti-government militia group called "the Watchdogs". Hoping to infiltrate the group, Captain America and his African-American sidekick The Falcon observe an anti-tax protest from a rooftop. The protestors depicted are all white and carry signs adorned with slogans almost identical to those seen today in Tea Party rallies like "tea bag libs before they tea bag you" and "stop the socialists."
An outraged Sarah Palin commented that the "Captain should be ashamed of himself and apologize to the American people." Advisors to the former governor of Alaska later explained to her that the comic hero was not real.