FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
‘So, was this one of ours, or one of theirs?’
A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday.
Airport security officers carried the woman away by the feet and arms as she protested her removal.
She later identified herself as Brenda Lee, a writer for the Georgia Informer in Macon and said she has White House press credentials. The newspaper’s Web site says it is a monthly publication and Brenda Lee column is posted on it.
Calls to the newspaper and the White House press office were not immediately returned.
It was a tough call: on the one hand, she was trying to apparently hand off a letter to the President asking him to support ‘traditional marriage.’ On the other hand, she was dressed as, and identifying herself as, a Roman Catholic priest.
And now you know why this story’s getting reported.
Well, we’re going to go with “one of theirs.” Turns out that she writes for the Georgia Informer, which actually makes this story kind of local for RedState: I’m informed by the VRWC Hidden Masters (hi, guys) that the paper loathes my RS colleague Erick Erickson for the way he keeps giving his fellow Macon City Council member Elaine Lucas the shakes, the shivers, and the galloping staggers. The most recent example of same was his blocking of her Obama resolution, which I am actually slightly disappointed didn’t pass; I understand that I was on the list to become one of the honorary members of the Macon City Council. God knows that nobody in their right mind would actually elect me to such a position.
So, all in all, I think that we can safely hand this one over to the Democrats. And let me tell you: with articles like this, the Democrats can keep Ms. Lee…
PS: Instapundit has an interesting point about how this would have looked, say, six months ago…
Crossposted to Moe Lane.