President Obama today got the heck heckled out of him by Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin as he was discussing his plan to close Guantanamo. Her complaint was that she wants him to . . . close Guantanamo. Okay, it doesn’t make sense. But being crazy is not really about making sense.
Have a look. I’ve never seen such a successful and thorough heckling.
What I love about this is that Obama tries to reason with her, and even at one point commends her for giving voice to a serious and difficult issue – when instead he should have been asking security to wrap her up in gauze and take her to a mental hospital.
Here is Benjamin being removed after someone finally figured out she was not up to rational discourse today.
And the video of her procession toward the exit:
It occurs to me, there’s another crazy person Obama thinks it’s possible to reason with.
Because, you know, if you can just get people to understand, just talk to them, they won’t do bad things. Because deep down, we’re really all the same.