Additionally, the TEA Party should distance itself immediately from any candidate running on TEA Party principles. Any former TEA Party member that decides to run for office should also be distanced from the TEA Party itself. I don't really care if any pundit, author or politician does or does not "like" the "trust but verify" comparison. We need to start holding ALL office holders and candidates feet to the fire. A very hot fire. The closest thing to an endorsement should be verifying that an office holder is voting for TEA Party principles. That's it.