Skip to comments.TOP OBAMA CAMPAIGN FINANCIER ATTEMPTED TO STORM STAGE DURING SARAH PALIN SPEECH
Posted on 09/03/2008 9:46:21 PM PDT by kristinn
One of Barack Obama's elite fundraisers from the anti-American group Code Pink attempted to storm the stage last night during Republican vice presidential nominee Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's acceptance speech at the GOP convention in St. Paul.
Jodie Evans, one of a group of about 500 top financiers who have bundled tens of thousands of dollars for the Obama campaign was seized by the Secret Service after she had made her way to side of the stage and and started to yell at Palin.
The Washington Post reported on the incident:
10:45 p.m. A pair of Code Pink activists just got to the very edge of the stage and were a moment away from apparently running on stage, right by the Kentucky slot on the floor next to a host of McCain's most senior staffers.
Secret Service men grabbed them at last minute and literally dragged them out.
Evans has bundled between $50,000 and $100,000 for Obama as well as contributing the maximum $2300 to Obama's presidential primary campaign. She co-hosted Obama's breakout Hollywood fundraiser at the start of his campaign in February 2007.
As a bundler, Evans has been given perks that include regular briefings by top campaign staffers on policy and private meetings with Obama and his vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Evans is infamous in conservative and military family circles for publicly endorsing the terrorists in Iraq against the American soldiers who toppled Saddam Hussein and have fought to keep free Iraq from falling to the hands of Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups and nations.
Evans has worked with state sponsors of terrorism including the governments of Castro's Cuba and the the late Saddam Hussein. She has also met with Venezualan dictator Hugo Chavez and has professed her "love" for him.
Evans has led Code Pink's campaign against the Marines in Berkeley where the group has called the Marines "assassins" and Evans herself has compared the Marine recruiting center in Berkeley to a porn shop.
Code Pink issued a press release a short while ago bragging about their attempt to disrupt Palin's speech:
Co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, who were given their tickets to the speech by a Republican delegate who was frustrated with the Republican party and Sarah Palin, caught the attention of Palin with their banners and shouting about 15 minutes into her speech. Palin stopped talking for a moment to turn to look at them.
After another moment, security then grabbed Benjamin and Evans and escorted them one at a time out of the St. Paul Xcel Center, where they were held until the end of the Palins speech and told they would be arrested if they tried to reenter. They were told theyd committed an arrestable offense but they were not charged.
Sarah Palin is not a womans choice, said Jodie Evans, co-founder, moments after being released. Thats it.
CODEPINK is a nonpartisan womens peace group. They vehemently oppose Palins pro-war, anti-environment, anti-choice positions. More details to come. For questions, please call Jodie Evans at 310-913-4821.
Obama has rejected several requests from troop support groups that he renounce Evans for her support of the terrorists in Iraq.
How the HELL did code pink get into the convention which I assume is a NSSE.
These vermin will get violent before long....
Tonya Harding is off her meds?
Check for media credentials on the perp.
I saw them escorting her out on TV. She didn’t even cause a blib in the speech. But how could she have gotten into the convention the first place?
Another close associate of obama’s with terrorist ties. What a surprise-—NOT!
All we saw on CSPAN (the only decent way to watch the convention without the tiresome talking heads) was two ushers jostling a heavy set broad up the stairs in the balcony. It certainly didn’t show Sarah stopping her speech to look at this loser.
Dangerous kooks should not be allowed this close to ANY of the candidates.
“who were given their tickets to the speech by a Republican delegate”
Are these tickets VIP? If so, isn’t passing them on a crime itself? WHO PASSED THEM ON?
I hope other delegates take ‘care’ of that turn-coat Republican who gave out the tickets.
You know, even Bush tends to stop and get a touch flustered when the moonbats go berserk and put on a show during one of his speeches.
Palin didn’t bat an eye. I’m getting more impressed with her by the day.
I’m listening to callers to CSPAN. One woman just called it and said “Last week I had so much hope but right now, I don’t know.” LOL!! I see a lot of calls coming in to suicide centers tonight.
Oh, and by the way seeing GW for the scam it is does not make one anti-environment.
Nice report. It provides the background information on Code Pink that the old media is always careful to ignore.
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