Baron Hill's Second Town Hall: “This Is My Town Hall Meeting. I Set the Rules.”

September 3, 2009

From The Hoosierpundit: “The line of the night appears to have come from Baron’s exchange with a young lady who was a journalism student, was not being disruptive, and wished to tape the town hall for a school project. Asked why she couldn’t tape the event, Baron responded, “This is my town hall meeting. I set the rules, and I’ve had these rules.” The crowd booed and jeered him, with cries of, “It’s our meeting!” Baron, as a side note, has had these shady rules for about a year (see prior postings about those rules here, here, here, and here, back when they were established). Baron then clarified, “Let me repeat that one more time. This is my town hall meeting, for you.” The crowd continued to boo. Some people got up and left. Baron continued, “And you’re not going to tell me how to run my Congressional office.” It’s not like, of course, that he’s in that office because of the people or anything. Oh wait. “Now the reasons why I don’t allow filming,” Baron went on, “is because usually the films that are done end up on YouTube in a compromising position.” Sort of like how this exchange ended up online, as you’ll see below. …”

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