You may have heard by now about the Peanut Incident of 2012. For those of you missing out here’s the gist:
Two RNC attendees were thrown out of the Tampa convention center after throwing nuts an African-American CNN camerawoman and saying “This is how we feed animals.”
First tweeted by David Shuster, the incident has been confirmed by both CNN and RNC officials. While the convention condemned the guilty parties, saying their “conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable,” neither party is offering up any more details.
Apart from acknowledging that this “incident” (as they’re calling it) occurred, neither CNN nor the RNC has offered up any kind of explanation nor any other revealing details as to who these nut-flingers are. Were these simply attendees or were they delegates?
Are they public officials or simply drunk GOP fans? Do they have constituents who deserve to know about this? Do they have a motive or an agenda behind their actions? Or were these simply the horrible inexcusable mistakes of two ignorant nobodies?
There’s anger mounting from both the left and right towards the two who dared to make such a grave error of judgment during an already tumultuous time for the GOP. While they were ejected from the convention by officials, many believe they have the responsibility to answer for their now public misdoings.