View Full Version : Man heckles Obama Because He hadn't called for the pledge himself

08-05-2008, 06:53 PM
Man heckles Obama about Pledge of Allegiance

A man who wore press credentials and took photographs from a platform interrupted Barack Obama's town-hall meeting Tuesday by shouting complaints that the Democratic presidential candidate had not called for the audience to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Obama invited the heckler to lead the audience in the pledge, and he did.
Speaking with reporters afterward, he identified himself only as "John Q. Public" and declined to say which news organization, if any, he represented.

Asked why he had interrupted the event, the man said: "He (Obama) said it was a town-hall meeting" and open to the public. He expressed dismay that Obama hadn't called for the pledge himself, saying, "You all learned the pledge in the first grade."


08-05-2008, 06:54 PM
Sounds like Zer-0 handled it as well as he could.