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Monday, October 26, 2009

Olmert shouted down in San Francisco

As happened in Chicago the previous week, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert encountered protesters in San Francisco on Thursday. It wasn't pretty, but he seems to take it in good humor.

Let's go to the videotape.

Here's an al-AP report on the speech.
As soon as Olmert took the stage at the Westin St. Francis Hotel — and following a warning by the discussion's moderator that no disturbances would be tolerated — a woman and man rose from their seats and shouted: "war criminal,""mass murderer."

Minutes after they were pushed out by police, another person stood up and yelled, "Aren't you ashamed of yourself?"

All in all, more than 20 people interrupted Olmert's 90-minute appearance, during which he answered questions on Middle East peace, Iran, the Lebanon War in 2006 and last winter's Gaza offensive, which was the point of attack for the protesters.


Olmert, who was prime minister during the offensive, was unfazed by the jeers, even saying that one of the protesters likely traveled from Chicago, where Olmert was greeted similarly last week.

"He was unsuccessful there," Olmert said as the man was dragged away by police. "Let him shout. Who cares."

After another interruption, Olmert said he was "impressed by the amount of energy that some of them have," but added, "they know nothing about the facts."
I wonder what would happen if Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi or Jimmy Carter were treated similarly. For all of their high and mighty principles, the Left is really quite closed to any opposing views.

Meanwhile, this was the scene outside the Westin St. Francis. Let's go to the videotape.

The 'crime scene' tape and the Victoria's Secret across the street (do they sell a lot of pretty things in pink?) are rich, aren't they?

Unfortunately, Zombie was not there.


At 2:46 AM, Blogger Mr. Gerson said...

Things are getting worse year on year.

At 3:17 AM, Blogger lance said...

Kudos for Ohmert for staying cool and expressing Israel's perspective on the measured response to rocket attacks from Gaza.

At 3:51 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Considering that Olmert is on the Left, that says more about those protesting him than it does about Olmert.

What could go wrong indeed

At 11:02 PM, Blogger Josephine said...

They're nuts. Dangerous nuts.


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