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Former radio talk show host Melanie Morgan, founder of Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop organization, led about a dozen conservative activists who protested at the Venice mansion of Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans at a Saturday afternoon fundraiser for California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown.
Morgan reports the pro-American protesters “blocked the entrance of hundreds of wealthy Democrat liberals, including Sally Kellerman and Cindy Asner, ex-wife of Ed Asner.” Protesters laid down on the sidewalk outside the entrance gate where guests had to step over them.
Event host Jodie Evans was visibly angry at getting a taste of her own medicine, and had several confrontations, including one in which she denied, against the evidence, that she supports the terrorist organization Hamas. Several guests were put out at being protested, while some had no idea they were attending a Code Pink event.
Jerry Brown sneaked into the house from the back door while Melanie Morgan threw her body onto the sidewalk shouting, “Code Pink supports terrorists!” When not laying on the sidewalk, Morgan stood outside the back gate “yelling through a screen at (Jodie) while she sipped her white wine as Brown’s security guard watched from inside his SUV with the engine running for two hours.” Though the Dodge Durango sat idling, presumably waiting for Brown’s departure, he reportedly snuck out through the front door into another vehicle.
Code Pink representatives called police who arrived in a squad car about an hour into the event. However, the trio of law enforcement officers found no reason to make any arrests.
Also observing the scene was Andrew Breitbart, publisher of the BIG websites, who was wearing inline skates (it’s a California thing), as well as well-known blogger Mickey Kaus of Slate.com who heard the disturbance from his house across the street. He came out and observed, but did not join the protest.
Jodie Evans became visibly agitated when confronted by Morgan about Code Pink’s $600,000 donation to the families of terrorists who murdered U.S. troops in Fallujah. Evans snapped “You are on crack” as Morgan persisted.
Morgan added, “These liberals were shocked that we turned up. They were extremely angry about our obnoxious support of U.S. troops… and completely oblivious to the irony. The most fun was watching Jodie Evans’ skin mottle in anger, matching her dyed red hair!”
Andrew Marcus videotaped the protest and remarked on the irony of one of the Code Pink greeters complaining about being protested outside of the private residence, a method commonly used by Code Pink.