Sunday, September 28, 2008
McCain Rally Interrupted By Community Organizer
September 28, 11:14 AM EST
BEDFORD FALLS, NY (Mojopost) – Sen. John McCain was interrupted during a campaign rally today by Mr. George Bailey, CEO of Bailey Building & Loan Association. Bailey, locally recognized as a community organizer, philanthropist and Obama supporter, rushed the stage to address McCain.
“I helped a few people get out of your slums, Sen. McCain, and what's wrong with that? Why - here, you're all businessmen here. Doesn't it make those people better citizens? Doesn't it make them better customers? You - you said - what'd you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them?”
Bailey said, “Do you know how long it takes a working man to save five thousand dollars? Just remember this, Sen. McCain, that this rabble you're talking about - they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you - a warped, frustrated old man - they're cattle.”
Bailey was Tasered to the ground and dragged from the rally by his hair. He was arrested shortly after. Bailey’s neighbors posted bail and he was released on his own recognizance.
Sen. McCain had no comment.