Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Will the Dems be more tolerant of challenging questions?

I wouldn't count on it. The Democrats, as a center-right party (I'm thinking big picture, not just within the narrow confines of American electoral politics), I am rarely surprised to find authoritarian tactics associated with its candidates, past and present:
Student tasered for asking Kerry a question "inappropriately": "Toward the conclusion of Kerry's UF forum, Meyer approached an open microphone at the University Auditorium and demanded Kerry answer his questions. The student claimed that University Police Department officers had already threatened to arrest him, and then proceeded to question Kerry about why he didn't contest the 2004 presidential election and why there had been no moves to impeach President Bush. A minute or so into what became a combative diatribe, Meyer's microphone was turned off and officers began trying to physically remove him from the auditorium. Meyer flailed his arms, yelling as police tried to restrain him. He was then pushed to the ground by six officers, at which point Meyer yelled, "What have I done? What I have I done? Get away from me. Get off of me! What did I do? ... Help me! Help."
Hat tip to Avedon Carol.

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