The carnival barker is taking his act on the road, and look-out, Tulsa, the circus is rolling into town, despite your best efforts to stop a pandemic spike. The case will now head to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court and from there it will end up in the U.S. Supreme Court, but it will be too late to stop Possum Hollar from killing themselves to please the mad king.
Anyway, Axios has some details about what’s under the big top, and if you guessed that this is going to be one, big, data harvest & photo-op for Pol POTUS, collect your winnings:
President Trump’s campaign plans to turn this weekend’s Tulsa rally into a massive pro-Trump festival complete with musical acts, and it’s flying in high-profile backers and camera crews to show the world the fervency of his supporters.
Musical acts? The tuba and comb-over band? Remember the musical acts from the inauguration? Me neither! But wait! There’s more excitement!
The Trump campaign announced that more than 50 campaign surrogates plan to attend the Oklahoma rally, including at least a dozen Republican House members and Sens. Jim Inhofe, James Lankford and Tom Cotton.
Not as good as a tuba-playing monkey band, but then again, who cannot get enough of Tom Cotton calling in airstrikes, you know?
Details: Organizers are leasing a jet to fly in surrogates the night before and multiple film crews are being brought in to record the event, people familiar with the plans tell Axios. Watch for these scenes to be quickly converted into TV ads.
That’s a sucker bet. As we noted, Lord Damp Nut is braying that over a million people have signed up, and he seems to believe some number of Possum Hollar’s finest will actually show up:
The Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) Center, where the indoor event will be held, holds 19,000 people, and the area next to it where the second stage will be set up can hold tens of thousands more.
So the 20,000 people in the petri dish can infect the tens of thousands more outside and they all can return to Possum Hollar and… cool, cool.