Andy Borowitz: Disturbed Man Gets Past Convention Security, Gives Keynote Addresson August 30, 2012 at 5:00 am
TAMPA (The Borowitz Report)—A mentally unhinged man slipped past security at the Republican National Convention last night and delivered a keynote address before he was subdued.
The man ranted incoherently on a variety of subjects, frightening many in the national television audience as security officials plotted their next move.
“We thought if we let him blow off some steam, maybe he would go quietly,” said the security spokesman Harland Dorrinson. “But he just kept shouting. I thought he was going to chew someone’s face off.”
After the man was subdued with a tranquilizer dart, Presidential nominee Mitt Romney said, “I hope he gets the help he needs,” adding, “Having said that, I’m going to repeal Obamacare on Day One.”
The entire incident has left the security staff “on edge,” Mr. Dorrinson said.
“A crazed individual breaking in and giving a nationally televised speech is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing,” he said. “But it could happen again tonight.”
Granted in the early days of the Republican scramble for a viable candidate, the assortment was wide and unforgettably odd. Most of the would-be candidates have drifted back from whence they came.
Is it me, or does it seem as though Chris Christie has measured the White House and plans to have it tailored to his needs by 2016?
Chris Wallace, who actually listened to the keynote address, counted no less than 37 mentions of himself by Christie, and a whopping total of 6 mentions of the candidate Mitt Romney. I’m prone to jumping to conclusions, but you be the judge.