When you're running a congressional race against a local legend who has several buildings named after him, any break will do.
This afternoon, Pinellas Congressman Bill Young's presumptive Democratic challenger this fall, Jessica Ehrlich, issued off a pres release calling on her opponent to apologize for his remarks to a constituent on the 4th of July.
Last Thursday CL posted the short video clip featuring St. Pete activist Pepe Kovanis asking Congressman Young about a proposal in congress that would raise the minimum wage up to $10 an hour. As you know by now, Young wasn't exactly Mr. Gregarious in his response to the earnest sounding question, telling Kovanis to "get a job."
The video was so good it spread to several progressive blogs later Thursday, prompting the Tampa Bay Times to call and ask Young what was going on with him (Young's office doesn't respond when we call). In Saturday's paper the Congressman told reporter Mark Puente:
"Maybe I was a little frustrated because of all this pushing and pulling because everybody was talking at once and yelling political stuff. If they had been a little more quiet then I would have not misunderstood."