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Silenced Citizen Speaks Out Against ObamaCare

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Posted on September 2 2009 10:48 am
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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter who couldn't handle Carl Tomanelli.

Yesterday NewsReal’s Kathy Shaidle blogged about Carl Tomanelli, a retired police officer who was ejected from a Town Hall meeting for asking a question without a ticket:

It’s come to this: Shea-Porter — who first made a name for herself after being expelled for disrupting a 2005 George W. Bush event, along with other protesters who were wearing makeshift Nazi uniforms — is now blithely kicking retired New York City police officers out of her public meetings for — wait for it — “asking a question without a ticket.”

Yes, really: only constituents who’d won a sort of free speech “lottery” were permitted to question their elected representative at this particular town hall.

Now Tomanelli finally got a chance to speak out:

Hat tip: Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey.

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