How to Burn Pelosi and Reid in Effigy
Randall Terry, the anti-abortion rights activist whose visibility has been on the way up since relocating his operation to Washington, is launching another please-let-this-become-viral campaign: encouraging conservatives to create flaming effigies of Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to protest Democratic support of abortion rights. The explanatory video (which doesn’t feature Terry, last seen dressing up as a murderous doctor to protest Democratic health care plans) goes through how to print up the effigy — they suggest Kinkos — how to get a crowd, and how to contact the media.
“Be safe, have fun,” says the instructor, “and remember — you’re engaging in a proud heritage of American protest.”
The decision to use the leaders of the House and Senate, instead of the African-American president, seems like a wise one by Terry et al. And it all makes a lot more sense than the Dadaesque preview video: