"Charlie the Zebracorn" -- Beats Tampering With Gas Lines

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    Smells like someone switched leafs on the Richmond Tea Party.

    Instead of threatening lawmakers who voted in favor of health care reform or possibly vandalizing the homes of those lawmakers' relatives, Richmond's tea partiers posted to their Web site and YouTube page a bizarre cartoon spoofing the irritable viral phenomenon "Charlie the Unicorn."

    In the short, Charlie the Zebracorn finds himself on a raft with donkeycorns cleverly named Congress and President, who have punched holes in the raft saying that would help it float. And Charlie is powerless to take their captaincy.

    Just in case the metaphor isn't transparent enough for all, Charlie declares, "Wait a minute, is this some kind of allegory for the mess Washington, D.C., has made of our country?"

    Subtle.

    Enjoy.