My original post yesterday;
An emailer sends this about the woman who tried to rush the stage;
Woman who rushed RNC stage last night during Palin’s speech is Code Pink founder and Obama fundraiser Jodie Evans. Person who gave her the credentials is probably Realtor Ann Eckrich
Jodie Evans, co-founder of the radical group Code Pink, rushed the stage while was speaking.
Code Pink has a Flickr account which includes this photo of Jodie being interviewed earlier in the day wearing a name tag “Annie Eckrich, Indiana”
Code Pink’s press release says they were given tickets by a GOP delegate;
Co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, who were given their tickets to the speech by a Republican delegate who was frustrated with the Republican party and Sarah Palin, caught the attention of Palin with their banners and shouting about 15 minutes into her speech. Palin stopped talking for a moment to turn to look at them. (Read a Washington Post description of the incident).
Founding Bloggers, who got a whiff of my post this morning, took it a step further and called Ms. Eckrich;
We just got off the phone with Annie Eckrich from Indiana.
She was at the convention each day.
She DID NOT GIVE CODE PINK PERMISSION TO USE HER IDENTITY!
CODE PINK STOLE HER IDENTITY!!!
Founding Bloggers, one of whom is Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit, promises audio and video of that conversation.
There is another much more intriguing explanation out there. According to Shay at Booker Rising, which describes itself a newsite for black moderates and black conservatives [emphasis added]:
I took the shuttle bus back to Minneapolis, and I overheard a convention organizer named Phil telling a convention delegate that the protesters on Wednesday night got through because of media credentials that were traced back to MSNBC (he told her that each credential has an individual bar code for each convention invitee). They suspect MSNBC this time as well.
What a tangled web…theft, media conspiracies, subversion. Stay tuned.
UPDATED AGAIN: Here’s the audio of Founding Bloggers’ telephone interview with Ms. Eckrich.