Allen Staffers Assault Man. Allen's Response: "Things Like That Happen."
Mike Stark, a former Marine and current University of Virginia law student, was assaulted by staffers of Sen. George Allen (R-VA) yesterday afternoon, after Stark asked a question the staffers considered too "personal."
Stark tried to ask about the arrest records he refuses to make public and whether he had ever spit on his first wife. (Rumors to that extent have been circulating, but appear to be unsubstantiated).
"Now you're getting personal. Now you're getting personal," one staffer said as he slammed Stark into an exterior window of the Charlottesville hotel at which Allen was making a campaign stop. Video is available here. Listen for the audible "thump" of Stark's head hitting the window as he's wrestled to the ground.
According to CNN, Allen's response was that "things like that happen." Stark apparently plans to press charges.
Way to stand up for free speech, Senator.