October 30, 2006

mikestark-attacked.jpg Having his goons assault Mike Stark isn't typical campaign strategy I'd imagine, but the way Allen has handled himself--- can the voters of Virgina expect anything more from him?

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Allen: "Things like that happen."

TP wrote out a transcription:

STARK: He’s my senator. I’m asking a question.

ALLEN SUPPORTER: You going to need to leave, now. Get out the door.

STARK: Are you part of the –

ALLEN SUPPORTER: No I’m not. No, I’m not at all. Let’s move on.

STARK: Senator, did you spit on your first wife.

ALLEN SUPPORTER: Oh now you’re getting personal. Now you’re getting personal. Now you’re getting personal.

STARK: I didn’t touch anybody.

ALLEN SUPPORTER: You need to move him on out of here, now.

STARK: If the hotel asked me to leave, I’d leave.

CNN: So there you have it. A protester trying to get close to Senator George Allen as he was leaving a speaking event. In fact, he was leaving one part of the hotel trying to get to another part to speak with the media when that man approached him. As you can see, Allen’s people tackled him to the ground. Some may call it manhandling him. But when asked a little bit later by one of our affiliates there in Charlottesville about what the Senator thought about what had just happened, he says “things like that happen, obviously.” A very interesting day for him, no doubt. No word on any injuries or anything like that. But obviously, something that you don’t see all the time. And just leads to more controversy surrounding Senator George Allen.

More on the spitter here.

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