May 25, 2010
GetEQUAL co-founder Kip Williams heckled barry at Barbara Boxer’s fundraiser on Tuesday.
Where were the environmentalist hecklers?
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Move faster on “don’t ask, don’t tell”!
THE PRESIDENT: It’s good to see you again.
AUDIENCE: Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can!
THE PRESIDENT: I have to say — you know, I saw this guy down in L.A. at a Barbara Boxer event about a month and a half ago, and I would — two points I want to make. Number one, he should — I hate to say this, but he really should, like, buy a ticket to — if he wants to demonstrate, buy a ticket to a guy who doesn’t support his point of view. And then you can yell as much as you want there.
The other point is maybe he didn’t read the newspapers — because we are working with Congress as we speak to roll back “don’t ask, don’t tell.” I actually think he does read the newspapers because he wasn’t as — his heart didn’t seem in it. He said do it faster. It’s like, come on, man, I’m dealing with Congress here. It takes a little bit of time.
Then it’s back to him.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Thank you.
THE PRESIDENT: You’re welcome. It’s nice to feel appreciated once in a while.