The Koch brothers, Charles & David, billionaire financiers of the Tea Party and such groups as Americans for the Prosperous, hold an annual "retreat" for similarly rich reactionaries and their elected puppets. Supreme Court justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas were reportedly guest speakers last year.
The retreat yesterday at the posh desert resort of Rancho Mirage was suddenly invaded by hundreds of people protesting the corporate take-over of American democracy.
Dollars to donuts Art Pope was among the rich attendees.
Art Pope was indeed on the invitation list (hattip: Mike). So was Robin Hayes, the new chair of the NC GOP.