The dog wags back!

A sometimes funny, somtimes angry, but mostly progressive, blog on the politics and issues of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and America.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Don't fear the public

Why can the public go listen to a John Kerry speech and even criticize him, but not even attend an event of the other guy? In a Labor Day appearance in Canonsburg, PA hecklers tried to knock the Massachusetts liberal off his pedestal. When Senator Kerry commented that wages are down $1,500 for the average family, a heckler was compelled to point out that John Kerry is not the average family. Senator Kerry responded: "No, I'm priveleged, and my tax burden went down. I don't think that's right."

The point is not the eloquence of his response, but the fact that you can attend an event and even criticize Senator Kerry - he can tolerate opposing viewpoints. The other guys, however, won't get within ten "Free Speech Zones" of an anyone who want to point out the facts. Is this America?