Rude Awakening

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K Street is buzzing over the shock and awe tactics Consumer Watchdog used this morning when its members showed up at Google's Director of Public Policy Pablo Chavez's house at 8:30 a.m.

The California-based group arrived at Chavez's home in an ice cream truck – part of another stunt the group did giving out "free" ice cream and info on Google's online and mobile tracking.

How did they find Chavez's digs? Simpson said, it was simple. "We Googled him and got all our info on how to go to his house on the Internet.

"Of course, Consumer Watchdog's shenanigans come as Google CEO Eric Schmidt will be in the hot seat at a congressional hearing today. And, the effort didn't stop with Chavez.

Consumer Watchdog "mimes" dressed as the "Google Track Team" dressed in white tracksuits with "Don't Be Evil" motto emblazoned on it were spotted in the Dirksen North Café and outside the hearing room where Schmidt is slated to testify this afternoon. Code Pink, they may be giving you a run for your money.

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