Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Michele Bachmann Gets Pushy in South Carolina

Apparently the First Amendment means you can chase women through parking lots taunting them about their menopause symptoms. (News flash: Michele Bachmann gets migraines.)

At least that's my take on Michael Crowley's reaction to what happened to ABC reporter Brian Ross.

The more pertinent question may have to do with Bachmann’s Brian Ross's preparedness for the campaign circus. Running for President Covering a Presidential candidate, at least in its early retail stage, requires a willingness to answer inconvenient ask questions in settings more chaotic and unpredictable than the cable- network television interviews to which she he is accustomed. The trail is a messy place where reporters will swarm you can't always be distingished from crazies. It's definitely not always fun — and can be enough to give even a seasoned candidate reporter a migraine few bruises. The question raised this afternoon is whether Bachmann Brian Ross is ready for it.
Just who is Brian Ross? I wouldn't be able to pick him out of a lineup. To me he'd just be random stalker, and I'm sure the Congresswoman's private security guards didn't recognoze him either. Perhaps the "Crowley rule" should be reconsidered in that light:

"It's a handy rule of thumb that when Brian Ross is around, you have a problem."
Here's another rule of thumb: Don't chase women through parking lots.

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