Guy Benson
Where's Chris Christie when you really need him?   Angle appears to be laboring through this Q&A session--but given the environment in the room, who can blame her?



Classiest moment: Reid supporters cackle scornfully when Angle describes her son's demoralization after failing kindergarten.

(via NRO)

UPDATE-- A fair question from a Lefty emailer: How is this rude treatment of Angle any different than the hostile circus atmospheres many Democrats faced at town hall meetings last summer?

UPDATE II-- Punches thrown: Things apparently got pretty ugly at last night's event:

A few in the 800-member audience snickered and murmured during portions of Reid’s video segment, particularly when he was talking about health care reform, and a couple of comments were uttered loud enough to be heard throughout the auditorium. For the most part, though, the crowd was respectful and fairly reserved during the Reid portion of the forum.

That changed once Angle appeared. Most of the 800-member audience jumped to their feet, half of them cheering, half loudly booing as she and the moderator took the stage. Even once all were seated and Angle began to speak, many in the crowd were quite boisterous and some became increasingly bold and uncivil as the event continued.

As Angle was giving her closing statements, some Reid supporters stood up and began to leave. An Angle and Reid supporter exchanged angry remarks which drew in others and led to a punch being thrown. This led to a shouting match as witnesses on both sides argued about the situation, and two security guards pushed through the small crowd in order to break up the situation.


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