After attending a fundraiser for high rolling lobbyists at a restaurant in Washington, DC, far from her normal digs in Massachusetts (no final e in that word) Ms. Coakley allowed just 2 questions from reporters outside. In a truly class act, a thug reported to be a "consultant" for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, assaulted a reporter working for the Weekly Standard magazine.
After taking a question from a CNN reporter on the street outside the restaurant, I asked her:Now we know how the Democratic Party is going to act this year. Now all they have to do is buy their "consultants" brown shirts, and they'll fit right in with their socialist agenda.TWS: Attorney General Coakley, you said last night that there are no terrorists in Afghanistan--that they're all in Yemen and Pakistan. Do you stand by that remark?
COAKLEY: I'm sorry, did someone else have a question?
GRIFF JENKINS, Fox News: I did. Why are you in Washington tonight?
COAKLEY: We planned an event after the primary that would be a unity event in Washington. We're also in the middle of a very intense campaign [...]
As I walked down the street, a man who appeared to be associated with the Coakley campaign pushed me into a freestanding metal railing. I ended up on the sidewalk. I was fine. He helped me up from the ground, but kept pushing up against me, blocking my path toward Coakley down the street.
He asked if I was with the media, and I told him I work for THE WEEKLY STANDARD. When I asked him who he worked for he replied, "I work for me." He demanded to see my credentials, and even though it was a public street, I showed them to him.
I eventually got around him and met up with the attorney general halfway down the block.
"Attorney General, could I ask you a question please?" I said. "We're done, thanks," Coakley replied. She walked back toward the restaurant, apparently searching for her car. She remained silent as I (politely) repeated my question.
Coakley staffers told me they didn't know who the man was who pushed me, though by every indication he was somehow connected to the campaign. [emphasis is editors]
UPDATE: Dana Loesh, of Biggovernment.com has the name of the thug and it is:
A tipster tells me that the man who was pushing me outside of a Capitol Hill fundraiser Tuesday night for Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley is Michael Meehan.It seems that Mrs. Coakley wants to lay the blame upon some phantom “stalkers.” But this is the best part:
Meehan heads up a firm called Blue Line Strategic Communications along with his partner David DiMartino, who was outside the fundraiser with Coakley tonight and introduced himself to me there. The AP reported on Monday that Meehan is also working for Coakley: “The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee also dispatched Michael Meehan, a media consultant with ties to Massachusetts, to assist the Coakley camp with messaging.”
Though I can’t say with 100 percent certainty, I think that Meehan is the man who shoved me into a metal railing Tuesday night.
“Coakley said she is not ‘privy’ to the facts surrounding the incident involving reporter John McCormack last night, who wrote about the episode outside the Sonoma restaurant in Washington, D.C. in an online dispatch titled: “We Report, We Get Pushed.” The Wall Street Journal reported the Coakley fund-raiser at the Sonoma restaurant in Washington, D.C. was put on by health care industry lobbyists.”To see how much bull shit is invovled here take a look at the picture above! She's staring right at the reporter on the grown. Sort of difficult to buy that line.