Tea Party Group Getting Cold Feet About Burning Perriello And Pelosi In Effigy?

November 16, 2009 5:45 a.m.

The Danville TEA Party Patriots, a group that has courted controversy by planning to burn Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a rally this Saturday, may be having second thoughts.

“We’ve been getting a lot of flack about this,” Danville TEA Party chairman Nigel Coleman told the Lynchburg News & Advance, “about burning those two in effigy and a lot of people in the public are unhappy about it. The story has gotten so large, it’s kinda strange.”

As the News & Advance notes, Coleman himself had announced this event by sending out a press release that promoted the event as “a move sure to spark controversy.”

“I still would like to do it, but it’s still up in the air at this point,” Coleman added. “We’ve already started stacking firewood and building the effigy…we will have a bonfire. Burning someone in effigy was just gonna be part of it.”

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