Used to be a third party candidate couldn't get arrested in this country. Looks like things are finally turning around for the Green Party…
A Green Party candidate in the California's governor's race was arrested Tuesday after trying to get into a debate she was not allowed to participate in.
Laura Wells, 62, from Oakland tried to enter a debate between leading candidates in the race: Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman and Democratic opponent Jerry Brown, police said… Wells was not allowed to be part of the debate because of her lack of support in the polls, CNN-affiliate KTVU reported…
San Rafael police said Wells was arrested for trespassing after trying to use a bogus ticket to get into the event and then arguing with school security officers.
This seems kind of unfair. Why should Wells not be allowed to sit quietly, anonymously and not-making-a-scenedly in the audience like any other Californian while her two political rivals* debated up on stage as she was certainly planning to do?
Okay, maybe her ticket was in fact "bogus." Or, then again, maybe it wasn't. Either way, if running a distant 3rd (or possibly 6th) doesn't get a spot up on stage, shouldn't at least be good for a few comped tickets? Or at least a little media attention. Would that have been too much to ask?
* Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman are her rivals. She doesn't need to be their rival. Nor do they need to know her name.
Tags: California, Debates, Green Party, Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman
On last night's Daily Show and Colbert Report, Jon and Stephen covered all of the latest missteps by 2010 candidates, not the least of which is Ohio Congressional candidate Rich Iott's decision to pose for a photo wearing a Nazi uniform. As you can imagine, Iott's fellow Republicans are furious. After all, how can they trust that he's loyal to the party when he's going around dressed like a Democrat?
Colbert's take is after the jump.
Tags: California, Carl Paladino, Christine O’Donnell, House of Representatives, Jerry Brown, Joe Scarborough, Jon Stewart, Meg Whitman, Midterms, New York, Ohio, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Video
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Tags: California, Caption Challenge, Games and Challenges, Meg Whitman
Okay, some of the candidates featured in these clips are more Tea Party-ish than others. But, if you widen the definition of Tea Party candidate to mean "conservative candidate who fancies self as outsider and/or has own head up ass" then these should all work fine…
Christine O'Donnell & Carl Paladino
More videos after the jump.
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Tags: Carl Paladino, Carly Fiorina, Christine O’Donnell, House of Representatives, JD Hayworth, Joe Miller, Jon Stewart, Karen Handel, Linda McMahon, Marco Rubio, Meg Whitman, Michele Bachmann, Midterms, Primaries, Senate, Sharron Angle, Tea Party, The Daily Show, Video