Day Two of the Etheridge Incident.

I’m not particularly surprised that the Etheridge Incident is perturbing the Beltway. It has all the elements that one needs:

  • A genuine, newsworthy scenario (Congressman attacks cameraman);
  • An easily-accessible narrative (Congressman attacks cameraman);
  • A clear video record (note: two cameras, with footage spliced together);
  • A hint of scandal (Was the Congressman drinking?);
  • And a hint of conspiracy (Was the Congressman set up?).

Plus, of course, there’s the barely-veiled outrage that if the Congressman was set up then he was done so in a manner that Left-activists have been trying to do to Right-politicians since George Allen’s so-called ‘macaca’ moment.  Republicans have been dealing with this kind of game-playing for four years, now: which is another way of saying that we’ve had four years to learn how to do unto others as they have been enthusiastically doing unto us.


Meet Renee Ellmers (R CAND, NC-02).

Bob Etheridge‘s opponent, but you knew that already. We were able to speak with her briefly: as you can imagine, she’s been busy today.

Renee’s site is here.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.


Bob Etheridge (D, NC-02) attacks student.

[UPDATE] Welcome, Instapundit readers.  Note that I don’t expect actual violence before, say, the end of August.

This is why you need to have two cameras. The first one, to record being assaulted by a sitting Congressman (Bob Etheridge, D, NC-02):

…and a second one, to record the person recording being assaulted by a sitting Congressman (Bob Etheridge, D, NC-02): (more…)

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