Personally I think the tea bag was a brilliant idea as a protest. It’s been civil, peaceful, non-partisan, and successful - thus far. It’s too bad Ron Paul is associated with it, but I think in situations as broad as peaceful tax revolts it’s going to draw a lot of people across political lines.
If, however, the fringies start taking over with their bilge and bile, then it’s going to be a huge disappointment. I don’t want this movement to be derailed by kooks. It’s a valid protest.