Adam at the St. Louis Activist Hub catches St. Louis Teaparty guru Bill Hennessey wildly overstating the strength of his support.

Hennessey wrote a letter to Claire McCaskill claiming that 10,000 St. Louisans go to tea parties (a figure that itself is highly debatable) and that for every single one of these, one thousand more support their ideals. As Adam points out, that would mean Bill has 10 million St. Louis area supporters.

There are less than six million residents in the entire state of Missouri.