Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More Michele Migraine

That’s when things got interesting. Ross dashed after Bachmann, repeatedly asking whether she had ever missed a House vote due to a migraine. She ignored him. Ross pursued her into a parking area behind the stage. Her aides grew alarmed. When Ross made a beeline for the white SUV waiting to carry Bachmann away, two Bachmann men pounced on him, grabbing and pushing him multiple times with what looked to me like unusual force. In fact, I have never seen a reporter treated so roughly at a campaign event, especially not a presidential one. Ross was finally able to break away and lob his question at Bachmann one more time, but she continued to ignore him.

Afterward, I asked Ross — a hard-nosed pro who nevertheless seemed slightly shaken — whether he had ever been treated so roughly. “A few times,” he told me. “Mostly by Mafia people.”
As noted at The Plum Line.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

At TPM, a troll wrote, "SEIU has thugs, Bachmann has bodyguards."

That's a lot like "Black people loot, white people salvage."

How soon before the migrane thing is spun as an attack by "The Left" rather than by the GOP Establishment?

Substance McGravitas said...

Mixed feelings here. On the one hand, Michele deserves her migraines. On the other, why not beat the hell outta Brian just to let the reporters know that these guys are not their fucking pals.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

There are many reasons this dumb POS should not be president. Horrible headaches is not one of them.

Oh, and roughing up that reporter is fascist. Period.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

One L has also had to run from lesbians in bathrooms.

According to her.

Unknown said...

The whole thing was leaked by a former employee/advisor who evidently hates the cunt I call Batshit Bachmann.

How they spin this as a leftwing attack job will take a lot of work as I don't believe she would hire a leftwinger to begin with. The source was anonymous of course, but a lot of political reporters are putting two and two together. One of her former advisors is enamored with....T-Paw and now works for him. Funny how that works no? ;-D

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Michele Stillman?

M. Bouffant said...

Media Editor Wonders:

SMcG = John Cole?

Having said that, and I in no way approve of violence directed at reporters, maybe this is what it will take for the media to wake up and realize there is something fundamentally different about the teahadists. Maybe after a couple reporters are roughed up, they will recognize these folks for who and what they are.