Oh, Carol. Why does she keep making us point out her lies?
Two officers of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Police Department removed Carol Shea-Porter and Susan Mayer from a February 2005 town hall event hosted by then-President George W. Bush at the request of the owner of the property, a spokesman for the Police Department tells NowHampshire.com.
The revelation contradicts statements made by Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter as recently as this week that she was not removed from the event.
“[T]here were no disruptions and no rudeness and I wasn’t removed. If it happened, don’t you think there would have been photos or video or news stories from that day? There aren’t because it didn’t happen,” Shea-Porter told the Portsmouth Herald this weekend.
Or because they went quietly enough, and weren't notable enough then, to justify either. The 'thugs' comment mentioned later in the article is more of a problem; it's just not credible to imagine that Rep. Shea-Porter would not have recognized police officers as being police officers, given that this statement is an official one from the Portsmouth PD. So: either Shea-Porter was lying (being also unaware that the police keep records of this sort of thing), or she thinks that cops are thugs. Given her affiliation with the antiwar movement, I'm going to assume the latter.
Now, it's not just affecting Rep. Shea-Porter, or her crony Mayer (who, as the article notes, is now taking in about 70 grand a year on the taxpayers' dime*), or even the people who are stuck with trying to explain away every contradiction and evasion that Shea-Porter makes. It's affecting the people of New Hampshire's First District, who honestly don't deserve this kind of amateurism from their Member of Congress.
*This antiwar thing worked out great for those two, didn't it? Personally, that is.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.