Michigan Republicans have been looking to cream Carl Levin for decades, but an anti-Israeli anti-war activist managed to do so today-
A woman identified as an anti-war protester hit U.S. Sen. Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie during the Armed Services Committee chairman's meeting with constituents in northern Michigan, authorities said Monday.
The senator took a question near the end of the Monday morning meeting in Big Rapids from a man who said he was a student, Levin's office said in a news release. The man read a long statement, then a woman came up and hit Levin with a pie.
Big Rapids police arrested Ahlam M. Mohsen, 22, of Coldwater on a felony charge of stalking, as well as misdemeanor counts of assault and disorderly conduct. She has no listed telephone number in Coldwater.
Mohsen told the Big Rapids Pioneer she hoped "to send a message that liberals and Democrats are just as implicated in the violence (of war) as the Republicans."
Levin is both a down-the-line liberal and a nice guy, which makes it hard to beat him on ideology when be puts on that avuncular $10000-toilet-seat-hunter persona.
Mohsen was one of three protesters arrested in January 2009 after a sit-in at Levin's office in Lansing, according to Michigan State University's campus newspaper. She told the newspaper then that the group wanted the United States to begin cutting military and other support to Israel and call for an investigation of Israeli war crimes.
She's sending a scary message here, one that people on both sides of the aisle could bear listening to. Even great liberal icons line Levin are fair game for the anti-Israel left and it. The even scarier part is that the attacker has an Arab-sounding name and Levin is Jewish.
[Update 11:45PM-I had a Google hit looking for Ms. Mohsen's nationality. The name seems to be an Arab one from a quick look for references to the name, but she could be Arab-American, being young and from a small town in southern Michigan. A doctor's daughter, perhaps? Or a convenience-store owner's girl?]
By the way, the AP piece has the pieing done in Meekest County; not quite, it's Mecosta County, which should ring a bell for literate conservatives as Russel Kirk's home turf.