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.
CODEPINK is a nonpartisan pig group.
welcome to the future u hefty cow.
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I saw the perp being escorted out of the convention. I honestly thought it was a man in drag.
But, of course, Obama is not responsible for the actions of his looney contributors. (sarcasm)
How come the media didn’t show us any of this?
I’d suggest NOT shouting conservative values in the middle of their gatherings.
So what is it that puts them above the law ??????????????
Pretty pathetic on part of the Obamamaniacs! But I guess desperate times for Dems require desperate measurers. Glad they were not able to steal the spot light! Go Sarah, pit bull with lipstick!!! :)
I think that is a crime.
Would love to know the turncoat who passed the tickets off...
I bet they were sold off..
A Ron Paul supporter?
It would have been kind of cool if they actually reached the stage, as I bet Sarah woulda made short work of them.
I watched C-Span and skipped all talking heads comments. DO they all have the same feeds. I loved when they showed the youngest daughter holding the baby and licking her finger to fix his hair.
Wow... those Pinko hags turn up everywhere, don't they?
I don't remember hearing any yelling or disruption during her speech... glad there's excellent security.
Code Pink is truly desperate.
The MSM would have reported last weeks DNC convention as "a nonpartisan factual discussion" if they could.
PALIN MADE US DO IT
“Sarah had cookies in her pocket!”
I wish they would have let them and Sarah kicked their ass, plus it would have shown the world what a bunch of clowns the left are.
They are SCARED.
I bet she had an MS-NBC credential. Had to be a pretty high credential to get to stage side.
>>These vermin will get violent before long....<<
Yeah, a certain Wednesday morning in November when their guy loses.
Well if that doesn't clearly spell out what an Obama presidency will bring us, I don't know what will. The stakes in this election are higher than they have ever been. Sarah Palin might turn out to be much more important to our future than we will ever know.
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