EVANGELICALS SCARED OF THE TEA PARTIES? “Too libertarian.” I have to say, I haven’t seen a lot of evidence of this. But hey, there’s a lot to fear from those spooky libertarians — they’re trying to take over the government . . . and then leave you alone!

UPDATE: Erick Erickson emails: “I call bullshit.” And reader Robert Crawford writes: “Admittedly, I’m no Evangelical, so it’s no surprise I’ve never heard of the groups involved, but the Politico story about Evangelicals being uncomfortable with the Tea Parties reeks of astroturf. The line about ‘the incivility, the name-calling, the pathos of politics’ rings as more a Democrat talking point, in particular.” I suspect we’ll see a lot of efforts to divide the Tea Party movement. That’s because it’s working.