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Godwin's Law, the Speaker and the Press

Dan Kennedy | Posted 09.10.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

And so it was in mid-May, when state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, a Republican, grew frustrated with what he saw as efforts by Speaker O'Brien, also a Republican, to silence him. So Vaillancourt directed a toxic remark at O'Brien: "Seig Heil." He was ejected from the chamber and forced to apologize.