This is a funny, but typical story of politics in the age of Obama.
Martha Coakley (Democrat) is running in the special election in Massachusetts (or is it Massachusettes) for the Senate seat vacated by the recent death of Ted Kennedy. For some reason a week before the election she is in Washington meeting with health care lobbyists and raising gobs of cash from unions and pharmaceutical companies for who knows what favors down the road.
Outside the happy gathering, The Weekly Standard's John McCormack is assaulted by one of her goons when he has the audacity to ask Queen Coakley a question about some of her recent debate answers. I know that is some pretty serious stuff. Anyway, here is the account from the reporter along with video: We Report, We Get Pushed.
The liberal Boston Globe, first posted this laughable report of the crime: Reporter takes stumble chasing Mass. candidate. Somehow their version of the events has the reporter falling down only to be helped up by the kind stranger.
Within a day, a new story in the liberal Boston Globe appeared: Weekly Standard reporter says he was pushed by Coakley aide. Never mind the video and the eyewitness accounts, must protect the liberal goon and candidate. The comments at the bottom of both Globe articles are priceless!
The race is very close with Coakley and the Republican candidate, Scott Brown, virtually tied. Which is amazing in of itself, because Massachusetts is probably the most liberal state in the country. This is a state that already "enjoys" government health care and elects such notable liberals as John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and Barney Frank to Congress.
Other fun stuff on the race:
Why vote for Scott Brown? Let me count the ways
Video: Union workers admits being paid by Coakley camp…but he’ll vote for Brown
Video: Its The People's Seat