Code Pink

Jonathan Garthwaite
Posted: Sep 21, 2007 9:45 AM
The Code Pinkers are at it again.  This time they're at the NRA convention in Northern Virginia.'s Amanda Carpenter is on the scene and sends this update via her Blackberry.

I'm here at the NRA conference and already, in one of the second speeches of the morning by Sen. John Thune, the Code Pinkers have disrupted the event.

A woman interrupted Thune's speech to scream "Don't Iraq Iran!" and "I won't stand for this" and all the other regular stuff. She didn't go for the stage though--once she stopped talking, she went straight for the television cameras in the back of the room.

It really went on for quite some time--I think the organizers were reluctant to use any kind of force. Several NRA members told her to "get the hell out" and booed.

Eventually she was pushed out, with pressure at her elbow, by several organizers.

All the media expects more to come.

John McCain is up now.

Not one, not two, but three Code Pinkers disrupted McCain's address this morning at the NRA conference.

A frail, female NRA member wrestled Mendea Benjamin (a co-founder of Code Pink) out of the sight of cameras-- and security took care of the other two.

After things stabilized  McCain told them: "We beat you last night, just like we'll beat you again and again"(not an exact quote). That got him a standing ovation.

The crack about last night is in reference to the Senate resolution to condemn for their advertisement against General Petraeus--which passed overwhelmingly although Hillary Clinton opposed it and Barack Obama did not vote.