I have to say I am surprised by this video of Rep. Bobby Etheridge going apeshit like this.
In my former career as a newspaper journalist, I met Etheridge on several occasions. He is the favorite son of a little place near Raleigh called “Cleveland Township.” He was always an extremely cordial fellow.
Now I don’t think our legislators should come to expect to entertain the requests of amateur ambush journalists while they’re walking down the street in downtown Washington. But this behavior on the part of Rep. Etheridge renders him no longer worthy of his seat. I hope his constituents will review and consider this tape carefully.