Monday, June 14, 2010

N.C.'s Etheridge flaunts his a-holeness

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:33 PM

A video of Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) has gone viral on the web, and for good reason. Etheridge is shown walking down a street near the Capitol, when an anonymous, young reporter steps up to him and asks him if he “fully supports the Obama agenda.”

Real quickly, two things: 1. That’s an obviously stupid question, the equivalent, in its oversimplification of politics, to a bumper sticker. 2. Etheridge is a public servant and should answer the question anyway, since politicians shouldn’t answer only the queries they like.

Etheridge, though, instantly turned into Grampa Grouch and kept asking the reporter, “Who are you?”, then knocked the reporter’s camera to the ground. Then he grabbed the kid’s wrist, and kept asking him, “Who are you?” (to which the reporter says he’s a student who is “just here for a project”).

Etheridge comes across as a Top Grade arrogant a-hole who is used to having everyone kiss his, um, ring. Conservative bloggers are having a field day with the video, connecting Etheridge, of course, with every Obama-driven socialist evil under the sun. But you know what? Etheridge is getting what he earned.  Particularly in today’s toxic political atmosphere, Etheridge can’t expect to act like Lord Snooty in front of a camera and get away with it. Not to mention that he essentially assaulted the kid, which I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of.

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