Rep. Etheridge D-NC: How to “not” handle public relations

Posted By on June 14, 2010

One has to wonder what would happen if someone manhandled Congressman Bob Etheridge in this way?

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  • Three days after an Internet video surfaced showing North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge in a physical confrontation with a self-described student, the lawmaker said he is “profoundly” sorry for the tussle on a Washington street.

    Rep. Bob Etheridge, a Democrat, is seen in an amateur video grabbing the wrist and neck of an unidentified young man after he approached the congressman and asked if he supported the “Obama agenda.”

    “I have seen the video posted on several blogs,” Etheridge said in a statement Monday. “I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved.

  • William Turner

    They would be facing federal charges. He should too.

  • Steve

    Bob Knight lost his job at Indiana for something along these lines. Well that and all of the infractions that led to him being placed on a “zero-tolerance” leash.

    Anyway, it’s great that it was captured on video. Would have been better if he was questioned about if first, went into liar mode, and then the video was distributed.

    Fun stuff. I don’t know about federal charges though. Actually, I don’t even know what a federal charge is, so maybe federal charges would be appropriate.


  • you should always maintain good public relations specially if you operate a business,.’

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.