I don't know George Barker the state senator from Bob Barker the game show host. Or Lex Barker the Ape Man, for that matter.
But I want you to watch the video below of George B. conducting a town hall meeting that he convened up in his new Senate District on Monday. A town hall meeting that he invited his fellow Virginians to attend.
You watch the first minute or so and you see a man who comes across as someone diffusing warmth and friendliness, as a person who's relatively photogenic, articulate, and engaged. He seems to have a grasp on the issues and is leading the conversation like one would expect a political leader to do.
But then, for some strange reason - whether planned or spontaneous - thugs (labeled "staffers" by the film producer) - step in and block the taping of the event.
Does George Barker think he's conducting a clandestine intelligence operation or something? Is he afraid something's going to be said that might embarrass him? Does he have some weird, distorted vision of Anthony Weiner-type Twitters going out to the public? Is he afraid his Depends will fail him?
Why does he feel the need to be an asshole?
Had George Barker simply held his (boring) town hall get-together, and allowed it to be taped, he'd have been an upright guy. And everyone would soon forget it happened.
But now he's famous. Thousands will see his brown-shirts intimidating his constituents while he stands before them with a big grin on his face.
I don't get it. What is with these guys?