More Fun With Tasers

Old friend Sasha Issenberg, now on the Washington beat for the Globe, caught up with John Kerry while the ‘whole world was watching’ YouTube and says he was trying to prevent a riot.

The Huffington Post, meanwhile, went crazy on Kerry and Naomi Wolff tries to paint the incident as, “an iconic turning point and it will be remembered as the moment at which America either fought back or yielded.”

Florida University President Bernie Machem has asked the real cops to conduct an investigation into whether the use of the tasers was justified, and the two campus cops, Eddie King and Nicole Mallo, have been placed on paid administrative leave.

Frankly, I remain dubious of the whole thing, but I suppose I’m willing to keep an open mind to the possibility that campus cops are an evil instrument of The Man and possibly communicating with Dick Cheney via his ultra-secure bat phone to squelch any attempts at democracy from happening anywhere.