The New York Times has a profile today of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), who has frustrated progressives over his handling of the health care reform process. Protests at town hall meetings across the country have been captured and posted online, but such technology has seemed to elude Baucus:
After speaking at a preventive-care conference here last week, he was swarmed by protesters. Or, in Mr. Baucus’s words, “agitators, whose sole goal was to intimidate, disrupt and not let any meaningful conversation go on.” There were a couple of people in the crowd “with YouTubes,” Mr. Baucus added (meaning cameras), and he posited that the agitators were paid and probably from out of state. (“I could just sense it,” he said.)
TPM has a video of Baucus’ confrontation with protesters.