s skippy the bush kangaroo: breaking! man w/bomb holds hostages in clinton headquarters

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Friday, November 30, 2007

breaking! man w/bomb holds hostages in clinton headquarters

unfortunately, this is not a joke. wcvb:

a man claiming to have a bomb took two workers hostage friday at a hillary clinton presidential campaign office in new hampshire, police said.

the incident happened at about 1 p.m. friday at 28 north main st. in rochester. the man had what appeared to be a bomb strapped to himself inside the democrat's office, according to bill shaheen, a top state campaign official.

two campaign workers and a woman and child were inside the office at the time. the hostage taker, described as a man in his 40s with salt-and-pepper hair, ordered the workers to the ground and let the woman and child out of the building.
trust us, we tried hard to make a ron paul punchline work here but it just didn't seem appropriate.

msnbc tv is reporting that the man allegedly is demanding to speak to hillary clinton, who is in washington about to address the dnc.

yeah, and a "that's one way to get these inside the beltway types to listen to the common man" joke wouldn't be appropriate, either.

we will keep you updated as we learn more.

addendum: via fdl, here's live streaming video of the clinton hostage situation from wmur.

update: the situation appears to be over. asspress:

seconds before he surrendered, shortly after 6 p.m., the last hostage walked from the office. the woman then ran down the street toward the police roadblocks surrounding clinton's office.

police said earlier no one had been injured, and that appeared to still be true at the end.
luckily for everyone, sen. clinton's standing in the polls were unharmed.

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posted by skippy at 11:53 AM |

2 Comments:

Just happy none of the hostages were hurt.
Yeah I agree with the above, but please, please please don't let Hillary get a bunch of undeserved sympathy because her campaign workers were terrorized.
commented by Blogger Gryphen, 7:58 PM PST  

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