So says Brian Kirwin, anyways. The Daily Press dives into the controversy and digs up some fascinating tidbits about what happened at Freedom Fest, making an already bizarre case even stranger.
It was pretty funny at the time to me. Sarah was giving boilerplate rhetoric from a written speech. Nothing wrong with that, but what is there to fear by having someone type online some reactions to what you’re saying?
They didn’t kick out the press. They made bloggers from the biggest conservative blog in the state shut down laptops.
We had been told “no video and no audio” – big deal. All I was doing was typing an occasional comment, mostly about what the crowd reaction was.
Palin’s rules, and make no mistake about it, they were her rules as a contracted speaker, made her look like Nixon in drag.
It’s one thing to slap the “lamestream media” and they deserve it. But this was a bit heavyhanded to tell two volunteers with keyboards to stop typing.
Yep, I think we’re done with Juan McAmnesty’s outside-the-box VP pick of 2008.
UPDATE: Jim Hoeft pens an op-ed for the Washington Times where he’s a surprisingly charitable about this treatment. Like I’ve said, if there’s a party-line warrior out there for Republicans, this is the guy, which makes it all the more disturbing that it was he who was singled out for this.
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