Tuesday, October 07, 2008
CLEARWATER -- Constantly under the watchful eyes of security, the media wasn't permitted to wander around inside Coachman Park to talk to Sarah Palin supporters. When reporters tried to leave the designated press area and head toward the bleachers where the crowd was seated, an escort would dart out of nowhere and confront him or her and say, "Can I help you?'' and turn the person around.
When one reporter asked an escort, who would not give her name, why the press wasn't allowed to mingle, she said that in the past, negative things had been written. The campaign wanted to avoid that possibility Monday.
Oh, right. The press should avoid questioning the dignity of serious Palin supporters like this gentleman in the photo.
However, the crack team of reporter from Pulp Friction was able to penetrate the press blockade and interview this man, who identified himself as, "Winky the Clown."
KZ: So, you're voting for McCain/Palin and you seem to really like her. May I ask what it is about her that resonates with you?
WtC: Well, I don't know what 'resonates' means, but I like that she winks a lot.
KZ: You like that she winks a lot?
WtC: Yeah, cuz my name is Winky the Clown and I wink a lot. Kids love that!
KZ: So that's your basis for supporting her?
WtC: You're doggone right it is!