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Uh! Take a week or so off from Teh Snark and next thing you know people are strapping road flares to themselves and taking hostages in Presidential campaign offices. (Why it couldn't have been a Ron Paul office, I dunno - neat stuff like that ever really happens, I guess :p)
And the Freepers are, of course, all over it like, well, like orange on Cheetos:
Poster "Thompson/Hunter 2008!" wrote: "Probably a man masquerading as a pissed off Republican. Upon further investigation, it will be found out the person is really a Hillary plant, trying to make Republicans look bad."
Oh, yeah, like they need any help with THAT, what with gratuitous racism, strapping dogs to car roofs, hanging out with criminals, gratuitous sexism, and being insane...
"Not to mention adopting wide stances!"
Poster "NautiNurse" wrote, "Attention seeking on an otherwise slow news day."
What, they couldn't find a blonde chick in New Hampshire to get kidnapped?
Poster "swain_forkbeard" wrote: "My first thoughts: it's staged, designed to draw attention in N.H. Maybe Hillary even has to rush there dramatically and resolve the situation. I doubt it's true, but there is her record."
You know, that last sentence is in English, but for the life of me I can't tell WHAT the hell it's supposed to mean. "Her record"? Uh?
Poster "Labyrinthos" quoted a previous post stating "I wonder what nutjob they paid to pull this stunt.... like all the people who they get to hang nooses to make people think conservatives are radical haters" and wrote: "Given the Obama surge of late, the Clintoons probably hired an African American guy named Barbarack Obaman."
Then there's this comment, which I can't make heads or tails of, period. Other than the whining about conservatives being viewed as "radical haters", which of course we all know is completely false.
Poster "jveritas" wrote: "Someone in Hillary Clinton campaign spread the lie that this happened in her campaign office thinking that this will generate sympathy to the most unlikeable and meanest Presidential candidate in modern time."
Ah. So the extensive news coverage of this happening in a Clinton campaign office was faked, I guess. Like the moon landings.
And the bestest comment of all:
Poster "sulu" replied to a comment he quoted as "I wouldn't be surprised if some rabid Clinton supporter pushed some whack job to do this" by writing: "I think you're right. My friends and are at work are saying that if it's a plant, they most likely threatened him to release photos or some such, and promised him he'd be okay. In real life, I think this guy will have to end up having his brains blown out. You watch. He won't be allowed to live. Mark my words. They couldn't leave him alive to talk. He will be dead soon."
Meanwhile in the Real World, the guy is very much alive, has a long history of mental illness and various personal problems, and was merely trying to get someone to help him:
Eisenberg said he was a mental health patient who had been trying to get help. He'd been unsuccessful, he said, because he didn't have the "thousands of dollars" he was told he'd need.
He tried several mental health facilities, he said, "even called the Department of Health and Human Services." But no one could help him, he said.
Eisenberg was well-spoken, articulate and impassioned about his cause. But as the call continued, he became more agitated.
"I need to speak to Hillary Clinton," he said. "Something's got to change. Ordinary people need help" with their insurance.
(Well! I quite frankly think this is all Michael Moore's fault, obviously! If he hadn't made Sicko, who would have known there was a problem with health care in this country?)
I suppose at least we were spared the bog-standard squealing from the Malkins and LGFers about how this guy was obviously part of the slow-motion jihad or something.