Who is Ambushing Whom, Exactly?

It’s so hot down here (everybody together now – how hot is it?) that everything has slowed to a snail’s pace.

Things have certainly heated up in Washington. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC2) assaulted a college student yesterday on the street, when he approached and asked the congressman his opinion of the Obama agenda. The kid got “the Chicago way” treatment for his trouble by an adult who should have known better. Politics can be a tricky business. So who exactly did the ambushing here?

For a populace feeling ambushed by a bait-and-switch, ran-as-moderate-governs-as-radical-prince president and his congress, “do you fully support the Obama agenda” is a perfectly relevant question for this election year. I am wondering why the face of the “student” is blocked out, though, and who he is.

Elizabeth goes on to ask if Rep. Etheridge’s lame apology is enough.

To his credit, he does not issue an apology “in any were offended.” It does seem to fall short, however; his response was not merely “poor” but violent. Without the video, would he ever have acknowledged his “poor” response? Your thoughts? Is the apology enough? Does the story go away, now? Should it?

HotAir has additional video. The congressman sounds a bit intoxicated.

Gateway Pundit and The Other McCain have more.

This behavior disturbs me. How about you?

UPDATE: Phineas says Rep. Etheridge needs a time-out. How appropriate.

1 Comment

  1. Phineas said,

    June 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I don’t know Etheridge’s record, but this looks like another example of so-called Blue Dogs feeling the heat and cracking under the pressure if they can’t run from it. (Remember how so many hid from townhall meetings last summer, or, in the Gladney case, even had their union allies administer beatings?) Like I wrote at my place, apology or not, Mr. Etheridge looks to be in need of a time-out, courtesy of his voters.


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