Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Teabaggers to Protest AG Debate Tonight

There will be a debate tonight between the two candidates for Attorney General -- Steve Shannon and Ken Cuccinelli -- at the Verizon Auditorium at GMU's Prince William Campus. The debate will be starting at 7:30 and will be live-streamed by the Inside Scoop as long as there aren't any unforeseen technical errors on the show's website (www.insidescoopproductions.com).

I have been told by several different sources that the teabaggers will likely be there in force protesting. This wouldn't surprise me too much when you taken into consideration that Ken Cuccinelli is one of the most conservative members of the General Assembly and has a following of many people who make the teabaggers look like moderates. Furthermore, this is right in the heart of Greg Letieqc's base of support and he seems to enjoy rallying up some of his extreme right wing followers in desperate attempts to hamper any real discussion of the issues.

What this means in the long run is that Ken Cuccinelli and his supporters will likely try to make it look like he has more grassroots support than Steve Shannon. After all, the teabaggers often times do make it into news reports as they shout hateful slogans and hold up signs filled with bigotry. Hopefully the reporters in attendance will be able to look past the hate that the protesters are preaching and concentrate on the real issues that are discussed during the debate.

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