November 4, 2006
At George Allen's rally in Weyers Cave, supporters had one eye on the Senator, and the other UVa Law student Mike Stark, who ended up being cuffed and carried out by sheriff's deputies.
Allen supporters know Stark from an incident in Charlottesville earlier this week, where the liberal blogger was tackled and carried out by Allen fans, after shouting a question, and reportedly getting aggressive.
And today, Stark wanted to take care of unfinished business from that incident, asking the Senator about something he allegedly said.
"He said that he wanted to knock the soft teeth down his opponents' whiny throats," Stark cites. "And I wanted to ask the Senator if that's why he didn't stop his campaign aides and supporters from beating me down at the last event."
But Stark didn't get to ask that question. Instead, he says, he saw Allen supporters conspiring against him to get him thrown out.
"The kid that was standing in front of me came flying into the picture, barely brushed my tricep here, and then took a dive," Stark claims.
Stark was immediately cuffed, carried out, and held until the Allen supporter, that ended up on the ground, said he wouldn't press charges.
Stark says his goal with these spectacles is to ask the tough questions that aren't being asked...
"Like he deserves not to be asked about an arrest record?" he questions.
...and should be.
The Allen Campaign said that it was a shame this incident happened again, with the same individual. But they were going to keep campaigning and not let it distract them from the issues.