All weekend long my email inbox was filling up with action alerts from right-wing groups asking me to GET IN MY CAR AND DRIVE TO WASHINGTON D.C.!!!

My country needed me now, etc., Obama's a fascist socialist, etc., government takeover, etc. Conservative groups wanted me to help the elderly crowd of teabaggin' racist homophobes help shut down the Capitol before Democrats could ram their sweaty health care reform bill down the throats of the American people. Failing that—and they failed that—I could at least join the patriotic teabaggers yelling "nigger" and "faggot" at black and gay members of Congress respectively. And patriotically.

Anyway, it seems to me that we might want to GET IN OUR CARS AND DRIVE TO OLYMPIA and storm Rob McKenna's office and make our voices heard, scream and yell, call him a fag, etc., and generally act like patriots. That's how it's done now, right?