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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 09:30 PM
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81. Saw this one first hand.
Though the protest was rather inappropriate, it was effective in getting the attention of the entire audience. Indeed, every head and news camera in the place whipped around to capture the commotion while Hillary continued to drone on as if the whole thing wasn't happening.

After nearly 30 seconds of shouting from the audience, she finally stopped her speech to address the (now second) group of protesters, asking them to sit down so she could explain her views on Iraq. Security forcibly removed all protesters (some rather violently) and Hillary continued with her speech, only addressing issues in Iraq at the very end. In my opinion, she stubbornly botched an opportunity to open up the very debate that could have put a touch of life in her otherwise humdrum speech. Instead she appeared to view the whole event as a disturbance, at best. For that, she lost my applause.

True patriots protest, and had these particular ones not been strong-armed off the premises, I would have liked to shake their hands.
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