A man heckling First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna outside the 92nd Street Y was arrested after he punched a wheelchair-bound girl whose parents had told him to shut up, authorities said yesterday. German Talis, 22, was shouting obscenities at the Bushes, who were leaving the building Tuesday, when he crossed paths with Wendy and John Lovetro and their daughter Maureen, 18, who has cerebral palsy.This is completely inexcusable. Even if you disagree with what Maureen was saying, that's no excuse to assault her. Here's hoping that Talis is prosecuted and dealt with appropriately.
They had been in the audience to hear the Bushes talk about their children's book, "Read All About It."
"He began yelling about Iraq and Iran at Jenna Bush. She was waving at the crowd. I told the guy, 'What are you doing? Shut up. This is about a child and books,' " said John Lovetro. "He was unperturbed. I said, 'Get out of here! You're being a moron!' "
The next thing he knew, Talis was allegedly punching Maureen - a fan of the first lady since meeting her in 2004.
"I heard my daughter hysterical yelling, 'He's hitting me!' " said Wendy Lovetro.
"He punched her on the shoulder blades, but that wasn't enough," she said.
"My husband pushed the wheelchair away from him and he reached beyond my husband and began pounding my daughter in the thigh."
The two men fought as the president's family drove off. Cops broke them up and busted Talis on charges of assault and resisting arrest.
LauraW at Ace has more, including a photo of Maureen taken with Laura Bush. Yeah, she sure looks threatening in that photo. You've got to be a real guy to go and assault a young woman in a wheelchair.
Sundries Shack has a bunch more on this piece of work. Fruitcake doesn't begin to cover it. Michelle Malkin also has more, and will be adding Talis' mug shot to the growing collection of criminally unhinged moonbats.