". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I Think People Are Waking Up

Check out this video from a few nights ago. It was taken by an audience member at a League of Women Voters sponsored debate among the candidates for Illinois' 8th Congressional District. Running for the seat are Joe Walsh (R), incumbent Melissa Bean (D), and Bill Scheurer (Green Party).

As the debate was about to begin, a member of the audience stood up to ask the moderator if the Pledge of Allegiance would be recited prior to the start of the debate (that person is a little hard to hear on the video). The moderator said no. Watch what happened next.

What is stunning to me is to see the moderator take the audience to task by "disrespecting" her--HER!--by saying the Pledge of Allegiance. This woman obviously doesn't get it.

Here's a video the Walsh campagaign put out after the debate. It includes footage of the same incident closer to the stage, and in this video the questioner who asked for the Pledge can be heard loud and clear.

You can read more about the entire incident here and here.


Hannah said...

Props for putting up the second video. Amazing stuff!

Side note: word verification is "proeyed." Will that become a political position anytime soon? ;)

Elephantschild said...

WOO HOO! That is way cool! It sent chills down my back.