Occupy Christie, Occupy Lindsey Graham

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Dec. 8 2011 10:37 AM

Occupy Christie, Occupy Lindsey Graham

In the space of two hours, the actual GOP frontrunner and the man dreamers wanted to be the GOP frontrunner were both mic-checked by Occupiers. Chris Christie got the treatment at an event at the Kum n Go headquarters in Des Moines. I've freeze-framed the moment of the mic-checking.

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Christie handles it well, with his usual self-aggrandizement about how well he handles things. "You're so angry, aren't you?" he scoffs. "Work it all out for yourselves."

And Mother Jones brings us the video of the mic-checking of a Gingrich fundraiser at the Willard hotel in downtown D.C. Clever Occupiers used a room in the hotel as a staging ground to get inside the event.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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