In the video below, the guy at the mike falls off message and says that Nevada Republican, Sharon Angle, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, will make herself available for questions.
You see, Sharon Angle doesn’t take questions from the press!
Instead, Sharon Angle makes a total mockery of democracy by studiously avoiding questions. Her behavior, aping Sarah Palin, is a grotesque distortion of what people like Thomas Jefferson, 200 years ago, envisioned for our country’s politics. In a democracy, people are supposed to, in running for office, get up on the democratic stage, take questions, engage in debate, and dialogue. They are not supposed to be as difficult to get an audience with as the Wizard of Oz.
What a sick, sick, sick joke. And how depressing it is to see the Sarah Palin model of politics gnawing into the very heart of our democracy, circa 2010.