November 2, 2010
DEMOCRATIC REP. BARON HILL DEFEATED IN INDIANA, Fox reports. Hill was another victim of YouTube, courtesy of this moment from September of 2009 when he tried to block his constituents from videotaping a town hall:
“This is my town hall meeting, and I set the rules, and I’ve had these rules,” Hill responded, in an authoritative tone. “Let me repeat that one more time. This is my town hall meeting for you. And you’re not going to tell me how to run my congressional office. Now, the reason why I don’t allow filming is that usually the films that are done end up on YouTube in a compromising position.”
Yes, lack of compromise can put one in a very compromising position indeed.