A death threat? A prank? Or an unusual expression of symbolism?
Just WTF is up with the coffin that apparently appeared outside Congressman Russ Carnahan's Compton Heights home on Sunday night, in the course of the health care reform vote?
Carnahan's spokeswoman and the co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party can't seem to agree...
Channel 4reported that a coffin was left on Carnahan's lawn by the St. Louis Tea Party -- and Carnahan spokeswoman Sara Howard confirmed it.
But Bill Hennessy, co-founder of the local tea party, says on the SLTP's website that his group's members protested outside Carnahan's Brentwood office Sunday with the coffin, then rolled it on over to Compton Heights for a little rabble-rousing there -- and then left with it.
Jim "Gateway Pundit" Hoft had more details on his blog:
On Sunday night several members of the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition held a prayer vigil at Russ Carnahan's office for the millions of babies that will be slaughtered under the democrat's pro-abortion health care bill. We also prayed for the handicapped and the elderly who will be turned away as they face the death panels created by this bill. And, as we stood outside his office in the rain, we prayed for our country and for the democrats in Washington DC who were stealing away our freedom at that very moment.
Howard, the congressman's flack, told Channel 4 that Carnahan was nonplussed about the whole thing.
"I think he just kind of shook his head about it," she said. "I don't think he felt threatened," Howard added, noting that a bed o' death didn't seem so bad compared to gas lines being cut, or the images of nooses and gallows that other Congress members were sent after the health care vote.