I would pay to see these two in a deathmatch:
The Democratic Party’s official talk radio host got violent yesterday in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech.
Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him.
“I got down low and took his legs out,” Franken boasted to the New York Post afterward.
The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken’s antics “unbelievable.”
“One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling,” Russert told radioman Don Imus Tuesday morning.
“The press guy for Dean tried to grab onto him and remove him and he couldn’t do it. All of a sudden, Al Franken jumped out of the media gallery, ran down and grabbed this guy on the leg and started wrestling him to the ground.
“It was unbelievable. He was really into it,” the NBC News star said.
Franken vs. a LaRouchite!
I guess I would be forced to just root for injuries.
*** Update ***
Oh, Goodie! There is more to the story.
You know, I can’t help thinking that if Dennis Miller tackled a heckler at a Bush rally, it would take about 8 minutes before Dave Neiwer added another chapter to his ‘All Republicans are Fascistic’ tome. INstead, the left seems to be reacting to this with glee.
That’s not the half of it.
I’m still trying to figure out how grabbing someone’s leg can be morphed into ‘body slamming’, as first reported in the NYP.
“The Democratic Party’s official talk radio host” – you gotta love the spinners at Newsmax.
“The American Taliban” was already taken, Oliver.
You know, if it walks like a duck….
I don’t understand your comparison.
Of course the left likes it.
If Dennis Miller had tackled a heckler at a Bush rally, as you imply, the right would love it just as much.
Is attacking a LaRouche supporter bad? I think it is great regardless of political affiliation.