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:
Itâ€™s come to this: Shea-Porter â€” 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 â€” is now blithely kicking retired New York City police officers out of her public meetings for â€” wait for it â€” â€œasking a question without a ticket.â€
Yes, really: only constituents whoâ€™d won a sort of free speech â€œlotteryâ€ 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.