I was horrified to see the Santa Barbara Tea Party in the July 4th parade. It was reported that Paul Lamberton, president of the Spirit of ’76 Foundation, denied a permit to the Veterans for Peace because our parade is not a political event. Then why bestow a permit on the Santa Barbara Tea Party? He has recently lauded the Tea Party in a speech. He has no right to use our parade to make his political statement. He should lose his job. I was very upset by this outrage, and so were the majority of people around me. Get a new Parade Coordinator!