I wonder WHY they do this ... to OUR "very honorable" representatives ???  -:)))

Vandals deface Minn. congressional members' homes
By PATRICK CONDON (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
October 22, 2008 7:50 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Vandals scrawled graffiti on the homes and garages of several members of Minnesota's congressional delegation during the night, targeting both Republicans and Democrats with words including "scum" and "resign."

Representatives of Sens. Norm Coleman and Amy Klobuchar and Reps. Jim Ramstad, John Kline, Keith Ellison and Michele Bachmann confirmed the vandalism Wednesday.

The similar attacks stretched across the Twin Cities and surrounding communities, taking place late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

The vandals hit Coleman's house in St. Paul, Bachmann's in Stillwater, Klobuchar's and Ellison's in Minneapolis, Ramstad's in Minnetonka, and Kline's in Lakeville.

Ramstad and Klobuchar were both home during the night, their spokesmen said. Ramstad discovered the vandalism at his home Wednesday morning and the wives of Coleman's and Ellison found the graffiti at their homes.

At the Coleman residence, spray-painted graffiti on the outside of the garage read: "U R A criminal resign or else" along with the words "Scum," which was written three times; and "Psalm 2."

The Bible's Psalm 2 warns "kings of the earth" against incurring God's wrath.

Coleman said Wednesday that he wasn't concerned for his own safety but that families should be off limits. He also said that the incidents reflect anger stemming from both a souring economy and a divisive election season, but that there was no excuse for the vandalism.

"The expression of speech and democracy is not to be played out on my garage or Amy Klobuchar's garage," he said.

At Ellison's home, campaign manager Larry Weiss said, vandals wrote "scum" on the garage and scrawled "traitor," "resign now," and "Psalm 2." on the house itself.

St. Paul police spokesman Peter Panos said that police were canvassing Coleman's neighborhood for clues and that he expected increased patrols around the Coleman home.

The U.S. Capitol police are working with local law enforcement agencies to investigate, said spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider.

The FBI also was coordinating with the victims' offices, local police departments and the U.S. attorney's office to see whether there is a federal violation, said FBI agent E.K. Wilson.

Coleman, Ramstad, Kline and Bachmann are Republicans. Klobuchar and Ellison are Democrats.


Associated Press writer Elizabeth Dunbar in Minneapolis contributed to this report.
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