ABC news went to do a followup story on some corruption among Alabama lawmakers and their dealings with lobbyists and in the process one of the subjects thought it was a good idea to threaten a reporter with a camera man with a golf club. If you read the 3 page story on the ABC website you will find no mention of the political party of the aforementioned legislator.They do however put it right up front that the governor, who is not involved in this scandal at all and is in fact trying to pass some lobbyist reform legislation, is a Republican.
In case you were in any doubt, which by now you shouldn't be knowing the style sheet used by the media, the gentleman is indeed a Democrat. While he is not one of the lawmakers under indictment for the scandal me thinks he is just a tad bit too thin skinned.
Apparently, some members of the group playing at Persimmon Ridge did not want to be found. Alabama State Rep. Artis McCampbell responded to questions from an ABC News crew by brandishing his golf club. "Look, if you don't want me to take this to you, then leave!" he said.
In yet further proof that the old dinosaur media doesn't quite get this whole internet thingy, while they headline the story as "Caught on Tape" all of the videos are stories about New Jersey politicians.
Just for the record the indicted lawmakers include one Republican, two Democrats and one Independent.
As for Mr McCampbell and the rest of his foursome, of course they were all Democrats.
Does Nancy know?
In case anybody was wondering, I have been sort of busy with work what with all of this healthcare legislation rules and regulations moving forward so I haven't been able to give much attention to posting over here. I will tell you this, if the Republicans don't repeal this abomination America you are so screwed. The bottom line of all this, you will go from whatever health insurance and care you have now to an insurance plan which promises to cover all sorts of things from drug rehab to sex change operations but in reality won't be able to deliver on any of it. Sort of inside baseball stuff, but there are going to be winners and losers in the health insurance world and it is pretty clear who the winner will be. Hint: They underwrite the policies for AARP and have not been the target of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrath.