Thursday, April 28, 2011

GOPCon Town Hall? Forget Your Question, Bring Your Bail Money

How Do You Spell "Allen West?"

Nicole Sandler, known to MeanMesa because she occasionally sits in for Randi Rhodes, is a resident of Florida.  In fact, she is not just a resident of Florida, she is a member of Alan West's constituency there.  Because of this, Nicole thought that she would attend Congressman West's local town hall meeting.  She wanted to ask him about his vote for the "Ryan Death to Medicare Bill" which just sailed through the GOPCon majority at the House.

Congressman Allen West wants to 'grow up' to be Eric Cantor? (Huffington Post)

The tale is too bizarre to really benefit much from any sort of MeanMesa amplification, so it will be presented here directly from her post on the The Nicole Sandler, Radio or Not blog.  Take a few minutes to roll through the text and the short video of Nicole asking her question.

Nicole and Stephanie Miller
Visit the original article here.

It figures, my blog is the last place you’ll read about my arrest and subsequent incarceration after attending Allen West’s so-called Town Hall Meeting last night.

Since I spent last night in jail and, thanks to the sickeningly awful people at the Broward County Jail was subjected to three hours in solitary confinement in a 7×10 room, and then maced.  Nice, huh?

Anyway, I’ll have more on how it all unfolded on the show tomorrow, and then in a lengthier written piece after I get some rest, food and a shower.

But I do want to clear something up.  The video that’s floating around portraying me as a heckler doesn’t show the Medicare question that Mr. West was asked, the way he answered it, and my FOLLOW-UP question.

So, here’s how it actually happened:

Note: MeanMesa is technologically incapable of implanting the YouTube icon and other glitzy stuff  into this blog posting, so you will have to follow this link:

And Congressman West, if you call it a Town Hall Meeting, you must interact with your constituents.  Otherwise, it’s a speech, which is what you were attempting to deliver last night.  If I had know that’s what you were going to do, I wouldn’t have shown up.

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