VA Tea Party to Burn Pelosi in Effigy

Surely, there will be no political fallout from this decision: A fired-up group of anti-health-care legislation activists are planning to burn effigies of Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Tom Perriello at a rally next Saturday evening. The organization, which has been lobbying the congressman for some time, feels burned by Perriello, said Danville TEA Party Chairman Nigel Coleman: "To know that Mr. Perriello is on the other side, it's a kick in the stomach that a lot of people couldn't take." Coleman pointed out that his group was "not going to actually set Perriello on fire or Ms. Pelosi on fire," but Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen felt the event was too inflammatory, and called it "shocking and despicable." Coleman believes some 100 people will attend the effigy-burning.