Idiot of the week: Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN)
Via Jim Geraghty:
Rep. Baron Hill (D., Ind.) cannot possibly be this big a jerk all the time. At a recent town hall, a young woman raised her hand and identified herself as a journalism student working on a school project who was told she could not videotape the event.
Here’s the transcript of how Hill responded:
Student: Why can’t I film this, isn’t this my right?
Baron Hill: This is my town hall meeting, and I set the rules, and I’ve had these rules . . . (jeering) Let me repeat that one more time. This is my town hall meeting for you. And you’re not going to tell me how to run my Congressional office. Now, the reason why I don’t allow filming is that usually the films that are done end up on YouTube in a compromising position.
Whadda ya know – that’s exactly where it landed. Click on Geraghty’s link to watch the exchange.
Would someone please remind this clown that we’re not in a dictatorship – yet?