Thursday, June 12, 2008

Code Pink activist who has history of interrupting speeches and congressional hearings is now fund-raising for Obama

A left-wing agitator with a history of disrupting congressional hearings and public events is now fund-raising for Barack Obama. Politico:
A co-founder of the anti-war group Code Pink, which has made a name for itself by interrupting hearings on Capitol Hill, is a fundraising bundler for Barack Obama.Jodie Evans has pledged to raise at least $50,000 for Obama, according the Democrat's campaign site.

According to research being circulated by GOP sources, Evans has a record of inflammatory statements such as saying that women were better off in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, "Men are dying in their Hummers in Iraq so you can drive around in yours" and, my favorite, that the invasion of Iraq amounted to "global testosterone poisoning."

Evans, though, is not just a single-issue crusader. She's worked in politics and liberal causes for decades, including stints working for Jerry Brown during his years as governor and in his 1992 White House run.
She has contributed to left-wing politicians like Al Franken and Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards according to this site.