Florida, the Sunset State
Several members of the crowd said they'd recently been laid off, including Ross Iannarelli, 66, of Port Orange, who said he'd just lost his job at an electrical-equipment company.
"They need to shove that bum out," he said, referring to President Obama. "I hate seeing them spend my grandchildren's money."
The reporter failed to ask how Iannarelli felt about Bush spending his grandchildren's money for eight years, not just 3 months. The reporter failed to ask any of the laid-off how much they were making over $250K. Iannarelli failed to ask the reporter why real journalism is disappearing faster than cash at AIG.
To the reporter's credit, though, she did get this quote:
"The goal was to get people united, to let people know that they aren't alone in their feelings on despair," Feroli [one of the event's organizers] said. "We want to speak out against the push toward socialization that we feel is taking place in our country."
Luckily these cheery people seemed far from social, so Feroli is probably safe.
(h/t Dragon Dancing with the Buddha)