Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn is urging Illinois residents to protest electricity rate hikes by sending real or electronic tea bags to the state's power companies.
The Lieutenant Governor says let's flood Com Ed with tea bags -- just like they did in the 18th Century with the Boston Tea Party.Yes, it's just like the Boston Tea Party. Except it's lawful, risk-free, and requires participants to waste their own tea.
Quinn was joined Sunday by the great-great-great grandson of a Boston Tea Party participant who sent a virtual tea bag, in Quinn's presence this weekend.
Virtual may be the way to go, since the Postal Service has said tea bags are bulky and could harm postal equipment. [Link]