Obama: We're Terrified

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Aug 07, 2009 10:02 AM

Peggy Noonan is on-point in her analysis of the town hall protests.

The passions of the protesters... are not a surprise. They hired a man to represent them in Washington. They give him a big office, a huge staff and the power to tell people what to do. They give him a car and a driver, sometimes a security detail, and a special pin showing he’s a congressman. And all they ask in return is that he see to their interests and not terrify them too much. Really, that’s all people ask. Expectations are very low. What the protesters are saying is, “You are terrifying us.”