Thursday, July 31, 2014

Republican Candidate Flees Interview When Asked About Obama's Birthplace

Some stories, you just can't make up:
Whitney, who is running for Louisiana's open sixth district, gained some prominence in June when she released a campaign video blasting global warming as a "hoax" and the press as "lamestream media." Wasserman said he pressed Whitney on the issue of climate change only to find her unable to answer his questions.

"But it’s not unreasonable to expect candidates to explain how they arrived at their positions, and when I pressed Whitney repeatedly for the source of her claim that the earth is getting colder, she froze and was unable to cite a single scientist, journal, or news source to back up her beliefs," he wrote.

Wasserman said he attempted to "change the subject" and ask whether she believed Obama was born in the United States. Her aides then ended the interview.

"When she replied that it was a matter of some controversy, her two campaign consultants quickly whisked her out of the room, accusing me of conducting a 'Palin-style interview,'" he continued. "It was the first time in hundreds of Cook Political Report meetings that a candidate has fled the room."
Sadly, Whitney wouldn't stand out in a crowd of Republicans in Fitzwalkerstan.

1 comment:

  1. Remembering Katie Couric's interview of Sarah Palin is most appropriate, as Whitney has dubbed herself "the Sarah Palin of the South." These Teapublican candidates are not too bright, having a hard time getting past anything but reciting their talking points.

    It's like the Grothman/Leibham/Stroebel "debate" the other night, when they had Republican functionaries--
    not the local media--lobbing the softball questions to these Three Stooges. Wouldn't want to get tripped up by an unscripted question from the enemy...