Thursday, August 28, 2008

ABC Reporter Jailed, Roughed Up

An ABC News producer was arrested yesterday, while on a public sidewalk outside a Denver hotel. The hotel called the police and filed a complaint. No doubt it was due to some of the people that were attending gatherings in it, hosted by lobbyists. ABC has been following the money trail of lobbyists, with the special attention being given to the extravagance during the Democratic Convention.

Sounds like Chinese political culture has made it's way into the U.S.

The interesting thing is, Obama campaigned against lobbyists during the primary season, painting Hillary and the overall culture as a beast that needed to be tamed. But now we see that system is much bigger than an upstart lawyer from the southside of Chicago.

Maybe the Presidency is too big of a job for him.



11 comments:

Greg said...

Sounds like Chinese political culture has made it's way into the U.S.

At least the Democrats. There's this storyabout arresting reporters. There's the secret counting of the delegates. There's also this interesting reaction from the crowd during Hillary's speech. You only have to watch the first minute. See if you can pick up on what I did....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdd9FulvLWQ

Rocket said...

Re - Hillary's speech

What about proud wife?

Greg said...

rocket: did you see bill mouthing "I love you" during her speech. Those two really can fake it when they need to!

Also, speaking of jilted wives, I hear some Democrats are actually expressing anger at Elizabeth Edwards because she kept Silky Pony's affair secret! Amazing and sad....

Rocket said...

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200808u/hillarys-convention-speech

Any comments from you guy and gals in the know.

PS - Greg, I think Bill was saying (mouthing) "I bury Paul"

Greg, You may be a bit young for this so here is a link.

http://www.rareexception.com/Garden/Beatles/Paul/Magical.php

"Strawberry Fields Forever: "..I buried Paul.." (this infamous line means he must've been there with father McKenzie)"

PSS - Amerloque - still got the sports package?

Rocket said...

Greg.

I read about the Dems and Elizabeth Edwards.

I was sickened. And nice job John Edwards. Guy's wife is dying of cancer. He is obviously not getting it anymore so what does he do? "Enfoncer le clou" as they say in French which means drive the nail in the coffin.

Just plain sick to attack the woman who has incurable cancer. I thought they were the party of compassion.

BULLSHIT!

Greg said...

Rocket: I suffered through Hillary's speech and concur with the Atlantic article. It was something she obviously was forced to do. She looked tired and her voice was monotone. She and Bill left Denver today, not sticking around for Zeus' speech from Mt. Olympus (the hubris is stunning). I think that says it all....

Your second link didn't work, but I understand the reference. I'm a big Beatles fan. I can play most of their tunes on the guitar, in fact....

LASunsett said...

//here's also this interesting reaction from the crowd during Hillary's speech. You only have to watch the first minute. See if you can pick up on what I did....//

I give up Greg, not sure what you saw in the crowd reaction. The thing that stood out to me was the fact she said she was a proud everything except wife.

LASunsett said...

//What about proud wife?//

Sacre bleu. I guess I should read all of the comments before answering. Looks like Rocket caught it too.

A.C. McCloud said...

What is it that Glenn Reynolds always says.. they told us if Bush was reelected reporters would be roughed up in the streets, and they were right!

L'Amerloque said...

Hi Rocket !

///PSS - Amerloque - still got the sports package?///

Yup, at home but not in convalescence. Being sujected to only six channels of French TV for an extended period of time could be the subject of an entire post ! (grin)

Amerloque's son was kind enough to record some MLB and bring it over. Boston looks very good this year (yet again) ... and lookit Tampa Bay (Amerloque hestitates to say "The Fish")(grin)

Amerloque has also learned far too much about lacrosse and little league BB, but that's another story altogether. (wider grin)

Q: After stiffing the French people with Yet Another Tax, what will the Nicky the Prozac Prez come up with next ? (sigh)

Best,
L'Amerloque

Greg said...

I give up Greg,

Oh, well maybe it's just me. When she said she was a proud American, the air seemed to go out of the place....