"N-Word" Sign Spells Trouble for Tea Party Leader

What an A-hole: Conservative activist Dale Robertson, the brains behind, is finding himself in hot water over an old photo that shows him holding a sign that reads "Congress = Slaveowner/Tax Payer = Niggar." Robertson's group is planning a set of "Liberty Concerts," but after he tried to promote the events on the ResistNet listserv, the photo—from a Feb. 27, 2009, Tea Party in Houston—popped up. According to Josh Parker of the Houston Tea Party Society, Robertson was kicked out for his sign; thus far, the maestro hasn't commented.