This is why we should try to have a second camera, so we can record it when the person with the first camara gets attacked. It’s becoming a sad reality these days.
This is the ugly face of union politics today:
And, yes–he’s from the Communication Workers of America. He communicated, all right.
This is the victim:
This woman is, at most, a few inches taller than I am. She’s diminutive.
Michelle Malkin says Tabitha is doing okay now, but the behavior is simply beyond the pale. Though, given what the unionistas did to Ken Gladney, it’s not entirely unexpected.
UPDATE: It’s a little hard to see in the video what happened, since the only camara here is Tabitha’s. Apparently first he hits her hand, and then he snatches the camera. Finally, he strikes her with his sign, which as you can see he is also trying to hold in front of his face part of the time.
Why someone who wants to remain anonymous would be out protesting in a public place is not entirely clear, but there you have it: this bastard is now more famous than he ever wanted to be.
UPDATE 2: More from All-American Blogger; AllahP of Hot Air, who’s got a mini-roundup there; Uncoverage; Sister Toldjah; Bryan Preston at PJM; Instapundit; Jim Hoft, who has the same video, along with his own fave pic of Miss Tabitha; Jeff Goldstein, who brings some vintage snark; Fire Andrea Mitchell, who documents the actions of some fine self-hating jewry; Ben Howe, who also shows off the racist and arguably anti-Semitic undertones; Weasel Zippers; and
Da Techguy, who gallantly remarks:
There was a time when even union thugs would have left a young lady alone. I’m not as young as I once was–but, Tabitha, if you are out filming in any area where I am nearby I humbly offer my services as an escort to help prevent this kind of thing from happening again.
UPDATE 3: Stacy McCain has more background on the assault.
UPDATE 5: Thanks to Power Line for the link; more commentary from the Sundries Shack, where Jimmie appears to be as shaken as the rest of us who know Tabitha and her work. Also, Jim Treacher of the Daily Caller weighs in. Doug Ross suggests that we react by supporting the work that FreedomWorks undertakes.
UPDATE 6: Tabitha tells her side of the story. I think it’s important to note that 1) the video was cropped, so she wasn’t as close to this man as it appears, and 2) he didn’t ask her to turn off the camera before he hit her.