Crazy-eyed Bachmann apparently is afraid of answering questions:
“That’s when things got interesting. Ross dashed after Bachmann, repeatedly asking whether she had ever missed a House vote due to a migraine. She ignored him. Ross pursued her into a parking area behind the stage. Her aides grew alarmed. When Ross made a beeline for the white SUV waiting to carry Bachmann away, two Bachmann men pounced on him, grabbing and pushing him multiple times with what looked to me like unusual force. In fact, I have never seen a reporter treated so roughly at a campaign event, especially not a presidential one. Ross was finally able to break away and lob his question at Bachmann one more time, but she ignored him again.
Afterward, I asked Ross-a hard-nosed pro who nevertheless seemed slightly shaken-whether he’d ever been treated so roughly. “A few times,” he told me. “Mostly by mafia people.”
I think the migraine story is kind of stupid, myself- she’s such a wretched person with no record of accomplishment, little grasp of history, and a whole host of horrid ideas, that the fact she suffers from migraines seems immaterial to me. Having said that, and I in no way approve of violence directed at reporters, maybe this is what it will take for the media to wake up and realize there is something fundamentally different about the teahadists. Maybe after a couple reporters are roughed up, they will recognize these folks for who and what they are. They apparently didn’t clue in when Rand Paul’s goons were convicted for stomping on a MoveOn supporter, but maybe if they have a couple of their a-list beltway boys beaten up by these clowns they will get a clue.
More than likely, though, they’ll just claim both sides do it. After all, who can forget the abusive treatment reporters suffered on the Obama campaign? When you think about it, there is very little difference between unpleasant smells and being beaten.