Jodie Evans, co-founder of the radical group Codepink, and representing this group met with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, appeared on the Eddie Burke Show this afternoon to discuss her group’s position and answer questions.
Evans stated that her group does not affiliate with any candidate and endorses neither Barack Obama nor John McCain. When the conversation inevitably made its way to Iraq, she asserted the surge has not worked, Americans are killing Iraqis “by the millions” and the country is worse off than before the US invaded. Having made several references to her numerous trips to Iraq, the radical activist was asked by the show’s producer to account for Iraq’s enormous surplus and the fact that women, whom Evans referred to as “free” before US involvement, were routinely degraded, raped and murdered, or that countless others were murdered by Saddam. She replied by saying the surplus has nothing to do with people’s lives and started to tick off the ways in which Iraqis are suffering under the US. After she claimed women are not permitted to drive or work the producer called her a liar and disconnected.
Once calm prevailed, the pair began discussing her comments with McHugh Pierre, who made note of Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich’s attendance at a fundraiser given for his benefit by Codepink. Begich is said to have claimed he will not accept any money from them, but the radio host implied Begich’s mere association with them tainted him as “un-Alaskan.” Burke got a bit ruffled around the feathers because Evans claimed non support for anyone yet had stated a preference for Begich. Moreover, her group advocates shouting down opponants and, official or not, very clearly supports Barack Obama.
Why does Jodie Evans seem to think people won’t notice how she contradicts herself with regard to who she or her group does or doesn’t support? Where can she claim some source to be able to state on Alaska airwaves that Americans are killing Iraqis “by the millions”? And why does she try to engage in shouting people down if they don’t agree with her? She was putting her best foot forward today, but this head Pink Lady has a lot to answer for.