Thai political candidate punches TV interviewer

U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has performed abysmally in some TV appearances (yesterday’s debate aside), but at least she hasn’t gone as far as Thai political candidate Chuwit Kamolvisit, who is running for governor of Bangkok. Yesterday, he laid the smack down — quite literally — on a popular news anchor when he got asked some questions ...

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U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has performed abysmally in some TV appearances (yesterday's debate aside), but at least she hasn't gone as far as Thai political candidate Chuwit Kamolvisit, who is running for governor of Bangkok. Yesterday, he laid the smack down -- quite literally -- on a popular news anchor when he got asked some questions he didn't want to answer.

At the end of the Updated News at Noon program, Kamolvisit pounced on the interviewer, hit him in the face, and stomped on him before the TV crew dragged the candidate away. Kamolvisit, a former bodybuilder who has been involved in Bangkok's sex industry, said, "I couldn't stand it when he humiliated me on air."

Kamolvisit has done outrageous things before. In 2005, after being elected to Parliament, he smashed a bathtub with a sledgehammer as a way of symbolically smashing his ties to the sex industry:

U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has performed abysmally in some TV appearances (yesterday’s debate aside), but at least she hasn’t gone as far as Thai political candidate Chuwit Kamolvisit, who is running for governor of Bangkok. Yesterday, he laid the smack down — quite literally — on a popular news anchor when he got asked some questions he didn’t want to answer.

At the end of the Updated News at Noon program, Kamolvisit pounced on the interviewer, hit him in the face, and stomped on him before the TV crew dragged the candidate away. Kamolvisit, a former bodybuilder who has been involved in Bangkok’s sex industry, said, “I couldn’t stand it when he humiliated me on air.”

Kamolvisit has done outrageous things before. In 2005, after being elected to Parliament, he smashed a bathtub with a sledgehammer as a way of symbolically smashing his ties to the sex industry:

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