(via Ace of Spades Headlines) Executive summary of Malloy Incident: blogger wiserbud of The Hostages went to CT town hall to give Governor Malloy a piece of his mind over Malloy’s proposal to allow non-citizen children of illegal immigrants* the ability to attend college at in-state tuition rates. Due to a bit of luck, wiserbud was able to give Malloy said piece of mind. Malloy, flustered, tried the Look At This Cute Kid, You Evil Person defense twice, leading to this bit:
I interrupt and say “So, your response is that you feel that spending our tax dollars on illegal immigrants is a priority for you in the midst of the fiscal crisis, correct? Thank you for your honesty, sir.” and I turned and walked away from the microphone, as he sputters to answer.
All in all: hilarity, as they say, ensued.
My one technical critique of this moment of speaking truth to power by wiserbud is: he needed to have his own camera on hand to record the event. Particularly if you suspect, like wiserbud did, that there’s no way that the regular media will cover it. Get a camera. What’s that? Video cameras are banned at the event? You mean, like former Representative Baron Hill did? Well… I do not recommend breaking actual laws, of course – but if you’re just dealing with a mere officious staffer with delusions of omnipotence? Continue reading Governor Malloy caught out on fiscal hypocrisy.