The difference between Mike Stark being put in a headlock and tackled and Mike Stark being told to “shut up” or ignored is that he wasn’t a credentialed reporter. Granted, a reporter probably wouldn’t have shouted a question, but reporters all the time ask questions that are “innapropriate.”

So, count up to two politicians in the last few days who “don’t take questions from bloggers.” Allen just does it a bit more forcefully.