Local politics is where all the interesting stuff seems to happen, as this article in the DC Examiner so wonderfully attests. At what other level of government would you have something like this happen, where incoherent and irate supporters of Chuck Caputo try to browbeat Jim Lemunyon for both not supporting their right to obtain an abortion and not allowing them to marry another man?
While the Miller-Rust battle provided the most interesting, albeit uncomfortable, theater, the most contentious point of the evening came from two Caputo supporters who berated Jim LeMunyon on his social stances. One gentleman had to be asked by the moderators to refrain from his increasingly hostile and incomprehensible line of questioning after accosting Mr. LeMunyon for not supporting abortion or his wishes to marry another man. Mr. LeMunyon tried to calmly state his position but was continually interrupted by the irate man.
After an almost identical question from a teenager in the audience Mr. LeMunyon explained,”I think it’s important that the government leave people alone, to get back to the idea of limited government. There are going to be those cases when government needs to interact and intersect with those positions. My positions are very clear on that and I understand that people disagree on those things.”
When the teenager continued to press for a different answer Mr. LeMunyon said, “I respect your point of view and we will have to agree to disagree.”
A Chuck Caputo supporter then proceeded to yell out an expletive not suitable for print.
Mr. LeMunyon bravely held his own and responded, “I’m proud of my pro-life stance.”
Where does Chuck Caputo manage to dredge up people like this?
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