One heckler at President Obama's speech to Ohio State University today may have just redefined the phrase "throw the book at him." For while no actual throwing occurred, the man may as well have done so, he was so persistent in insisting the President take his book that the President had to personally ask him to be quiet.
"Sir, I'm here to speak to these folks," President Obama said. "You can hold your own rally. You're being rude...I'm trying to talk to these people."
"I'll be happy to read your book. If you want to give me your book, I'll be happy to read it but don't interrupt my conversation with these folks. Show me some courtesy," the president said, telling secret service agents to get the man's book.
"I'll be happy to take your book, but don't interrupt everybody else. Alright?"
See the president get heckled via Politico:
“Activists organized a protest Thursday outside the university, criticizing the president for throwing his support behind the southern portion of the Keystone Xl oil pipeline,” The Hill reports.
However, according to The Hill, the heckler may not have been associated with the Keystone protest.
"We didn't tell people to interrupt the President, but clearly there is a lot of emotion around this issue, so I'm not surprised someone blurted that out during the talk," said Jamie Henn, spokesman for one of the anti-Keystone protest groups.