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Wednesday Morning News Roundup

Is it okay to joke about waterboarding if you’re US Senator? What if you are Senator John McCain, a man who has actually been tortured? Damn curious.

General John Allen has been cleared of wrongdoing in the Petraeus investigation. The Kelleys whine about the media scrutiny.

The Syrian problem continues to worsen.

Beyoncé lip-synched her fantastic performance at the inauguration. I’m not sure why anybody is surprised.

Ted Nugent continues to spew more and more extreme rhetoric.

Hillary Clinton is testifying on Capitol Hill. (more…)

There was something odd at McCaskill's town hall

Did you see that black woman being led out of the room? Did you think that was odd? I did, too. Most of the protesters, those who are so angry they can spit (and some do) are middle-aged (and older) white people. So what happened?

From C&L:

(h/t Pam’s House Blend)

Many of you may have seen the footage of an African American woman being removed from a town hall event held by Democratic Senator, Clarie McCaskill in St. Louis yesterday. What you didn’t see was the racist, white male who started the incident.

From Hating Not Debating:

This is the only video of what actually happened at the event this afternoon. The news only showed the woman being escorted away by the police. What happened was the women walked in with signs, the crowd booed and yelled at the women. The women rolled up their posters and put them down. A photographer/reporter approached the woman on the end and wanted to see what the poster was. As the woman went to show the photographer/reporter what the poster was, a man from the bleachers stood up and snatched the poster from the woman and photographer/reporter. As the woman went to retrieve her poster the police stepped in and escorted the woman and the man from the building.

The poster was not of Obama, it was not pro health care, the poster that was taken from the woman and wrinkled up into a ball was of Rosa Parks. Read on…

UPDATE: Michael Bersin of Show Me Progress interviewed Maxine Johnson, the woman in the video. You can read the interview and get more on the story here.

By |2009-08-13T07:02:41-04:00August 13th, 2009|Healthcare, Party Politics|Comments Off on There was something odd at McCaskill's town hall
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