The other day a Code Pink regular interrupted President Obama’s national insecurity speech and POTUS talked his way through it. Michelle Obama, however, isn’t quite as patient with hecklers:
First lady Michelle Obama experienced a rare face-to-face encounter with a protester late Tuesday – approaching the activist and threatening to leave a fundraiser if the person did not stop interrupting her speech.
Obama was addressing a Democratic Party fundraiser in a private Kalorama home in Northwest Washington when Ellen Sturtz, 56, a lesbian activist, interrupted her remarks to demand that President Obama sign an anti-discrimination executive order.
Obama showed her displeasure – pausing to confront Sturtz eye to eye, according to witnesses.
“One of the things that I don’t do well is this,” she said to applause from most of the guests, according to a White House transcript. “Do you understand?”
A pool report from a reporter in the room said Obama “left the lectern and moved over to the protester.” The pool report quoted Obama as saying: “Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”
FLOTUS got the heckler to leave after threatening to lecture her about a healthy diet and exercise.
Funny how these well known rabble-rousing activists keep managing to slip into these events, isn’t it?
Here’s audio, though you can’t hear the part where Michelle threatened to leave:
The official White House transcript did include the heckler’s comments but did not include FLOTUS’s threat to “walk off this mother*#ker” — of course I’m paraphrasing.
The thought of Hillary Clinton’s presence in the news increasing in the next couple of years as she re-mobilizing a presidential campaign is nauseating enough, but her attempts at humor along the way will be even harder to put up with:
Hillary Clinton has a new idea for a TV show: she’s calling it “Project Pantsuit.”
“You know, I have been thinking, now that I have some more time on my hands, I am going to be pitching… a new show for Bravo, to fill that gap that is so apparent to some of us,” the former secretary of state said on Monday evening, speaking at the CFDA Awards, according to New York magazine. “All you really need is a small but passionate audience to be successful. We could call it ‘Project Pantsuit.’”
Come on, Hil, you can do better than that. I think you’d get higher ratings with either or “Survivor: Benghazi” or a game show like “What Difference Does it Make?”
In addition to new shows, word is Bill’s also trying to get them on Wife Swap.
The organisation is the leading militia in the north-eastern part of rebel-held Syria, and has taken control of parts of the civilian administration in the city of Raqqa.
It posted a new notice there this week saying it was open to receiving complaints from members of the public.
“Any one who might have a complaint against any element of the Islamic state, whether the Emir or an ordinary soldier, can come and submit their complaint in any headquarters building of the Islamic state,” the notice said. “The complaint should be in writing, provide details and give evidence.
I’ll go out on a limb and predict that a month from now that complaint box will remain emptier than Joe Biden’s head.
The Internal Revenue Service has identified two “rogue” employees in the agency’s Cincinnati office as being principally responsible for “overly aggressive” handling of requests by conservative groups for tax-exempt status, a congressional source told CNN.
The Internal Revenue Service has told House GOP investigators they have identified 88 IRS employees who may have documents relevant to the congressional investigation into targeting of conservative groups, according to a congressional source familiar with the investigation.
The IRS asked these employees to preserve all the “responsive documents” on their computers, and it has been in the process of collecting it all to comply with congressional requests for information. The IRS missed its May 21st deadline to turn over documents to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Another total coincidence: Former IRS Director Doug Shulman’s wife works for a liberal organization with a vested interest in making it as difficult as possible for conservative-leaning groups to obtain non-profit status.