March 22, 2012

One year ago today at the Wisconsin protests: Meade gets a legislator to admit he lets a protester store her signs in his office.

It's Brett Hulsey, the assemblyman for our district:
Meade [to Hulsey]: "So, you're not only approving, but you're facilitating?"

The woman: "He's not facilitating. I only just asked him if I can, I said, I come here with signs. I just asked him if I could store the signs in his office overnight and he told me I could."

There's overtalking as Hulsey says "We believe in the First Amendment, freedom of speech" and Meade is asking her if she's in Hulsey's district and the woman says "I'm in Madison, but not his district. I have friends in his district."

Now, we are in Hulsey's district, and Hulsey knows it, because Meade has talked to him on several occasions. Meade goes after Hulsey, who is turning again to walk away, and asks him, "Do you have 5 minutes?"

Hulsey lets out a long "uuuuhhhhhh" then says: "Actually I... t-t-t-to discuss what?" Why should the subject matter affect whether our assemblyman has 5 minutes to talk to Meade? Especially if he's big on free speech, the subject shouldn't matter.
Thereafter Hulsey puts a comical amount of effort into evading Meade, though eventually Meade does get to talk with him.

11 comments:

edutcher said...

Ah, yes, we remember it well.

The collusion was palpable. Luckily, the cops weren't completely looking the other way.

It just seemed so at the time.

leslyn said...

Big to-do about nothing. Gawd, y'all are thrilled with yourselves.

Skippy said...

This is some AMAZING reporting you and Meade are doing. So important! Why, nominate yourself for a Pulitzer!

walter said...

all the retrospective on an event that essentially continues.
Went into Barnes and Nobel East and was immediately greeted with a large display of various "Madison protest" books. Apparently some film festival entries coming up as well. It's less nostalgic and more throwing up in my mouth.

Rusty said...

leslyn said...
Big to-do about nothing. Gawd, y'all are thrilled with yourselves.



Then why post at all?
Unless you're thrilled with yourself.

Christopher in MA said...

This is some AMAZING reporting you and Meade are doing. So important! Why, nominate yourself for a Pulitzer!

I know, Skippy. Why can't she just sit down, shut up and let professionals like Brian Williams tell her what to think, right?

Rusty said...

I think it is a good idea to go back and examine the events that have had powerful national implications. Althouse and Meade are recording Historical events from just the person on the street point of view.
It also helps keep certain partys from hijacking the narrative and rewriting history. Which is why, I think, some people don't want to be reminded of those events.
It would be nice to see these again in 5 or 10 years.

leslyn said...

@ Rusty:

To quote from another source on this blog:

"This is the most inane nonincident of the...season."

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/03/etch-sketch-o-mania.html

Rust said, "I think it is a good idea to go back and examine the events that have had powerful national implications."

This nonevent had "powerful national implications?" Do you know what those last three words mean?

Skippy said...
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Skippy said...

Christopher, dude, it's not about Brian Williams telling Althouse what to think. That's not the point. It's her big anniversary show revisiting the protest coverage she and Meade did as if they'd ventured into Syria or Iraq. It was Mad City and little oddball liberals with limited ability to articulate their positions who were rude to Althouse. A public official didn't want to be filmed by Meade because he probably knew it would end up in some mocking form as -- surprise -- it did in Althouse's blog.

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