Sunday, January 18, 2004

Young Brownshirts of America

We'll be seeing more and more of this in the coming year.

Two political rallies turned into a brawl Saturday night in Des Moines.

A Democratic rally at Drake's Olmstead Center, urged young Iowans to get out and vote. It was targeted toward high school and college students. A group known for not voting. The rally featured comedian Janene Garafalo and classic rock star Joan Jett, but it got a surprise visit from some unwanted guests.

A group of college republicans at their Midwest caucus leadership conference heard about the rally and stormed in.

"There are seven of us who worked really hard at putting this conference together, said Jason Cole of the college republicans. "so, we met, discussed and majority ruled. We went down there."

What they didn't discuss is what to do if things get out of hand. One of the Bush supporters shoved Jett and she pushed back in anger. Ole said that was the decision of one person, and not at all representative of what the conference was trying to do.

I have no idea what the 4th paragraph means. Anyone?

...ahh. It seems they had their own little conference and were upset that the media was ignoring them. Um, guys, it's the weekend before the Iowa caucuses and your guy is running unopposed. Try to improve your timing a bit next time.'s some more from Needlenose.