Temper, temper, temper. Democrat Bob Etheridge (NC) lost his cool in a currently circulating video with two young “students,” including grabbing one of the student’s arms and holding it. Then he puts his hand behind the young man’s neck, pulls him in, and tries to forcefully hold him there beside him while continuing to babble the same phrase over and again, “Who are you?” Bob Etheridge does not even give the camera man time to answer.
Etheridge has issued an apology, stating: “I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction, and I apologize to all involved.” The video is circulating across several blogs. There’s no use in denying it because after all, it is on video. The North Carolina Democrat stated that in all his years of service, he has always tried to treat people with respect. Okay, just not THIS time.
One of the videos begins with a statement: “What happens when a U.S. Representative meets a college kid on the street in Washington? He goes Berserk!” That’s what. It then shows the scuff on the street, and Rep. Etheridge is, for lack of a better description, out of control.
We now know one question we should never ask Bob Etheridge, and that is “Do you fully support the Obama agenda?” Must be a sore spot. Even if you start the conversation with, “Hi Congressman, how are you?”