Despite Best Efforts, Rep. Baron Hill Ends Up on YouTube In a Compromising Position

by Jim Geraghty

Rep. Baron Hill (D., Ind.) cannot possibly be this big a jerk all the time. At a recent town hall, a young woman raised her hand and identified herself as a journalism student working on a school project who was told she could not videotape the event.

Student: Why can’t I film this, isn’t this my right?

Baron Hill: This is my town hall meeting, and I set the rules, and I’ve had these rules . . . (jeering) 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.

Hey, guess what? He ended up on YouTube anyway: