Skip to comments.Interior Secretary Threatens To 'Punch Out' Colorado Springs Reporter
Posted on 11/13/2012 3:12:25 PM PST by 1rudeboy
Colorado Springs, Colo. (November 12, 2012) On Election Day, at an enthusiastic gathering of Obama supporters in Fountain, Colorado; Dave Phillips, a reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, had just finished an interview with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar about his controversial policies for managing Americas wild horse populations. Just after Secretary Salazar answered final questions about the future safety of wild horses and he turned to leave the interview, he unexpectedly approached Phillips and told him, If you set me up like this again, Ill punch you out. Standing nearby was Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of the Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based wild horse advocacy organization. I was stunned by the Secretarys rude and clearly hostile comment toward Dave, said Kathrens.
Kathrens, who had had been granted permission by an Interior law enforcement official to take pictures at the rally added, Salazar walked past me, refused to shake my hand, and told me, You know, you should never do that. It was unclear to Kathrens what he meant. These threats would have been inappropriate coming from anyone, but the fact that it came out of the mouth of the Secretary of the Interior is alarming, stated Kathrens. I cant believe that a top official in Obamas cabinet could be so defensive.
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If I threatened to punch somebody out at work I would be fired.
>> “If you set me up like this again, Ill punch you out. “
Nothing to see here, just a colloquial form of displeasure. /s
But seriously, we’re not exactly talking about the ambiguous veiled threat which can cause serious problems for the ordinary citizen.
You must be white, and a male. Like Petraeus, for example.
“Punch you out”, what does that even mean.
Does he mean punch you?
Does he mean take you out?
Besides he is a democrat he is automatically a sissy bot - just saying.
I cant believe that a top official in Obamas cabinet could be so defensive.
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IF you want to see a picture of Mz Kathrens, go to dictionary and look up NAIVE.
I think I can understand what she was trying to say but she surely did not use the right choice of words.
Feel the love from 0bama’s gang of thugs.
I’m torn here.
A reporter versus an administration official... I am eager for the fight to happen, but I want them both to end up as bloody heaps on the floor.
More likely it would end after a few slaps and a lot of tears.
She’s probably not much of a conservative, so yes, a bit naive.
If you set me up like this again, Ill punch you out.
Republican politicians have been “set up” by the MSM, oh..I don’t know..2,824, 631 times? Imagine if a Republican talked that way? Maybe it’s time to STOP imagining...;)
That was my reaction, too...Mz. Kathrens hasn’t been paying attention to the Obie regime’s MO.
Apparently Phillips doesn’t get it. You’re not suppose to question the Zero or even his minions. You are suppose to show show gratitude for all that the government is doing.
The “Knock-out Game” is becoming very popular.
Just goes to show how breathtakingly stupid Kenny Salazar is - that punch would probably cost him six figures. ('Here, Kenny, punch me! I just called you a complete idiot!' ;>) Of course, his comment in Denver back in 2008, to the effect that he wouldn't support offshore drilling even if gasoline was $8 a gallon, didn't exactly suggest a high degree of intelligence.
my frau couls pinch me out harder than this effeminite, urban cowboy little putz. he is an embarassment to my state, among many embarassments.
could punch. big fingers little keyboard
Apparently someone has been comatose for the last four years.
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