June 14, 2010

Here's how people should act when the public that pays them asks a question

Uh huh. This is Rep. Bob Etheridge (D), North Carolina:

(h/t: Breitbart.)

UPDATE: Listen to Etheridge discuss how young people should "get engaged!" LOL!!!

UPDATE 2: Check out this biased headline: "NC Congressman Attacked For Grabbing Manís Neck In Internet Video."

Posted by Hube at June 14, 2010 09:52 AM | TrackBack

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UPDATE: Hat tip to Paul Cheser and David Bass
Bob Etheridge, Repeat Offender

Brandon Leslie, who moved away seven years ago and is now an attorney in Oxford, Miss., said he had an encounter with the now seven-term Democratic congressman from Lillington almost 14 years ago.

In the fall of 1996, when Leslie was a senior at Pinecrest High School, he said he met Etheridge at a Pinecrest football game. Etheridge - then the state superintendent of public instruction - was challenging incumbent Republican David Funderburk for his congressional seat. At the time, Moore County was part of the 2nd District, which Etheridge now represents.

Leslie said he introduced himself to Etheridge and asked him about his stance on a particular education program. He said Etheridge didn't answer his question, so he pressed him two more times.

"And that's when he grabbed me by the shoulders, he shook me, and I'll never forget it, he said, 'Son, you need to learn to respect your elders,'" he said by phone on Wednesday. "I was just so taken aback, I think my jaw just dropped, and he walked off."

Leslie said he was angrier about Etheridge's attitude and "patronizing" tone than the physical contact.

"It wasn't to hurt me, it wasn't to harm me," he says. "It was that he was irritated and wanted to get my attention."

Leslie said the incident caused somewhat of a firestorm at the time, and he was contacted by a few newspapers, but no stories ever appeared.

Posted by: Fred Gregory at June 19, 2010 03:01 PM

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