THE RIGHT-WING white-collar anarchists added a new antihero to their muddy agenda Friday. His name is Neil Munro, and if you are keeping a list of the abuses by this gang of warriors in their attempt to bring down President Obama, catalog Munro. His name will disappear from the news as quickly as it arrived at Obama's Rose Garden announcement of a major change in the rules governing the offspring of illegal aliens.
Munro, a sinister symbol of the delirium of the crazies out to destroy Obama, interrupted the President by calling out one of the Republicans Golden Oldie questions clearly fashioned for such opportune moments: "Why do you favor foreigners over Americans?" Rhetorical, yes. Stupid, yes.
Obama sternly told the guy that it was not acceptable to interrupt a president.
"No you have to take questions!" Munro yelled. Imagine that - a grandstander with press credentials attempting to take over the show. No, my man, a president doesn't have to do what he doesn't want to do - any president!
Well, Obama explained the rules and moved on. But soon enough the Tea Partiers will be after Munro to be their after-dinner speaker.
So who is this guy anyway? Well, he works for Tucker Carlson's blog the Daily Caller. Carlson is the preppy bow-tied fellow who has been moving around Potomac circles to sell his own hard right agenda. When asked about Munro's oafish behavior, Carlson said he didn't see anything wrong with it.
In a day when disrespect for a black man in the Oval Office has burst from open sewers, Munro merely advanced the crude shout of "You lie" by South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson during an Obama address to Congress. And how about Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer arriving at the airport for a finger-pointing stunt in Obama's face.
A personal note: As one who labored through countless speeches by presidents, governors, congressmen and the lot for decades, never once did I hear anybody from the press corps interrupt a speech. It's not servility, folks, as the Munros would have it. It is simple courtesy for the office, whether you agree with the speaker or not. So long, Neil Munro. It wasn't good to know you.