Police aren't releasing the man's name until charges are officially filed. No motive was given for the attack, though one could suspect that the perpetrator is not a fan of the congressman. Given what we know of him -- 50, white, angry -- he certainly fits the demographics of a Tea Party member.
Perhaps, he joined his fellow "patriots" earlier this year when they burned Carnahan's photo in effigy or placed a coffin on the sidewalk outside his home. On second thought, maybe he's not a Tea Party member. Firebombing your opponent's office seems a little too, um, sane for that group.
Angela Guyadeen, communications director for Carnahan's re-election campaign, issued a statement confirming yesterday's incident. "There is minor damage to the office and the campaign headquarters
remains open," said Guyadeen. "The St. Louis police and fire departments are