Tea Partier Gives Out Congressman’s Address, A Wrong One, And Won’t Change It

Posted by | March 23, 2010 18:25 | Filed under: Top Stories

A tea partier who is angry about Congressman Tom Perriello’s vote for health care reform published what he thought was the lawmaker’s home address on his blog, just in case anyone wanted to “drop by” and offer a “personal touch” to express views.

Rather than giving out Perriello’s address however, the tea party activist mistakenly printed the home address of the congressman’s brother. Perriello’s brother and wife have four children under the age of 8.

In the post, the author gives out the address to his “friends” in Perriello’s district.

“Just in case any of his friends and neighbors want to drop by and say hi and express their thanks regarding his vote for health care,” the author writes. “I personally believe it’s so important for representatives to remain fully grounded and to remember exactly what it is their constituents are saying and how they are telling them to vote. Nothing quite does that like a good face-to-face chat. It has a much more personal touch to it.”

Blogger Mike Troxel of the Lynchburg Tea Party admitted to Politico that he wrote the post and says he won’t take the address, albeit the wrong one, down.

Nobody has stopped by the house yet, but the family had lamps stolen out of their yard this weekend as Perriello — a moderate who sided with the majority in passing the bill — weighed how to vote. The congressman’s office did not know if the events are related.

An aide for the congressman posted a comment to the blog asking that the address be removed. The comment has been taken down with no correction to the post or any explanation. Troxel said he never saw the comment.

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