In a move likely to fuel conspiracy theorists even more, Wake County school board member John Tedesco is slated to speak at another Tea Party Tax Day Rally.
Tedesco is among the list of speakers scheduled to talk at Tax Day Tea Party 2011 on April 15 in downtown Greensboro, according to YES! Weekly, a weekly in the Triad area. The event is being organized by Conservatives for Guilford County and they will be joined by groups such as AnyStreet NC, N.C. Right to Life, the Civitas Institute, the John Locke Foundation and the National Rifle Association.
Conservatives for Guilford is listed as a member group of the state chapter of Tea Party Patriots.
This will be at least the second recent event that has brought Tedesco to the Triad area. He spoke earlier this month in Greensboro at the Triad chapter of Americans for Prosperity's showing of "The Cartel."
Tedesco made local and ultimately national headlines last year when he spoke at the Tax Day Tea Party rally in downtown Raleigh. He talked about how the 2009 school board elections showed people had "said enough to the social engineers." He also told the crowd the board majority would "keep bringing conservative values to education."
Local supporters of the old diversity policy hammered Tedesco over the speech. It went viral with national liberals groups using the speech to link the board majority to the Tea Party movement.
The culmination of the Tea Party talk was the January article in The Washington Post and the comedic skewering of the school board majority by Stephen Colbert, who showed a clip of Tedesco's Tea Party speech.
Tedesco has repeatedly denied that the changes in Wake are the result of a Tea Party takeover, including during this January interview on the Fox Business Network.