At the naming meeting*...
State Sen. Patrick: "No, we HAVE to get independent in the name somewhere."
Staffer: "Uh, OK. How about "Independent Conservatives of America"?
SS. Patrick: "Er...no...we kind of need to say that we're Republicans. I owe a lot of political favors to those guys. Besides, you ever see Rick (Perry) get angry?"
Staffer: (stares incredulously) "So, you want to be independent, BUT Republican at the SAME TIME?"
SS. Patrick: "Exactly. I'm a maverick politician you know."
Staffer: "I don't think you've thought this one all the way through."
SS. Patrick: "Screw this, Get Paul (Bettencourt) on the Phone! He's used to convoluted explanations."
*Note: Naming meeting is a fictional event. Unbelievably, this group is real.