After wrecking the car, I suppose some car thieves think to destroy the evidence by burning the vehicle. This appears to be a Democratic strategy, scheduled for later this year, between the massacre and the actual end of terms in January.
In the House, where the blood is expected to be particularly deep, this shouldn't be much of a problem. In the Senate, one vote shy of enough, and with only 1/3 of the seats up for grabs, the motivation will be greatly reduced. Some of the Senatorial Dems who aren't up for re-election until 2012 are probably thinking that if a Republican majority in the House can keep the Bozo-in-Chief in check for 2 years, they may not be relegated to the same fate ad their brethren this year.
Ever notice how oil-soaked pelicans remind one of tar and feathers?