The attendance at the so-called Conservative Woodstock in Searchlight, NV was like rotten red potatoes compared to the genuine article back in 1969 in Bethel, NY. And I know folks from the 60s era who don't feel too flattered that these ding-a-lings have usurped a name that symbolizes peace and love.
Not that anyone in this kooky outfit would ever tell a lie, organizers told Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel that the crowd estimate was 20,000. Too bad someone at Politico didn't bother to verify this rather overinflated number.
The Las Vegas Sun reported that Metro Police spokesman Jay Rivera estimated the crowd size to be about 8,000 people.
When one estimate is 20,000 and the other is 8,000, that doesn't leave much room for miscalculation, even for this mathematically challenged writer. Ya think someone was lying per chance?
Remember the thousands of "delegates" who were signed up for the Nashville Tea Party dog and pony show? They were elevated to "leaders" when only 600 descended upon Opryland wearing their silly tea bags anywhere they could stick 'em.
NOTE: The real honest-to-God Woodstock Festival had over 500,000 loving, singing, smoking, happy, mud-and-rain-soaked participants. Where would you have rather been? Listening to first class music or to Sarah's nail-across-the-blackboard voice?
The always entertaining Palin.
Tip of the hat: MediaMatters