So Martha Coakley, the embattled Democrat running for the open Senate seat in MA, said in a debate the other night that there aren’t any terrorists in Afghanistan (and that they’ve all gone to Pakistan or Yemen).
Really. And she wants to be Senator even though she has a total and complete lack of any rational grasp of the facts regarding the largest war her country now is fighting. Hmmm.
So a reporter from The Weekly Standard caught-up with her last night (after her attendance in DC (not in MA, where she’s running) at a dinner with Big Pharma – during the fight over healthcare… how dumb is this woman?).
TWS: Attorney General Coakley, you said last night that there are no terrorists in Afghanistan–that they’re all in Yemen and Pakistan. Do you stand by that remark?
COAKLEY: I’m sorry, did someone else have a question?
And when the reporter followed, trying to get an answer to her question, a staffer, evidently a Mr Michael Meehan (an Obama appointee to the Broadcasting Board of Governors and a staffer from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee), pushed him to the ground violently enough to cause a large tear in his pant leg. Here’s the video.
David Hogberg at Investors Business Daily asks two questions:
First, will she dismiss Meehan from her campaign?
Second, will she call the D.C. police or the district attorney and ask them to investigate and agree to testify against Meehan? Seems like the least she could do.
William Jacobson, Professor of Law at Cornell, comments, “This Photo May Change The Election.”
That’d be nice – not having a thug-employing, street-violence-accepting, geopolitically-ignorant doofus representing the people of MA in the Senate.
Michael Graham concurs.
Then there’s the guy who got shoved. McCormack is the reporter who asked the question about Afghanistan that literally stopped Coakley in her tracks. After a few blinks of incomprehension, she answered by asking, “Does anyone ELSE have a question?” This issue is a disaster for Coakley because it reveals her utter lack of experience or (apparently) basic knowledge on foreign policy, just two weeks after a terrorist successfully got on a U.S. airplane.
Are the people of MA tired of being, oh… pushed around?
Hat tip: Powerline