colorado delegate gabriel nathan schwartz at the republican national convention in st. paul:
linktv: what is your vision for change under a john mccain administration? schwartz: less taxes and more war. linktv: more war? schwartz: more war! linktv: so where should the united states bomb next? schwartz: iran, baby! linktv: why? why should we bomb iran? schwartz: protect israel. linktv: so you think iran is threatening israel right now? the u.s. should intervene on behalf of israel? schwartz: absolutely. or israel should do it themselves. linktv: so what would that look like? what would a war with iran look like? schwartz: hopefully just, ah, bomb the hell out of them from the sky. no troops. linktv: are you worried about the escalating costs of the iraq and afghanistan wars? how would we pay for our war with iran? schwartz: we should plant a flag. take the oil, take the money. we deserve reimbursement. linktv: um, ok, so — you're commander-in-chief, talk to me about how it works. how do you — i mean, do you invade? are there troops on the ground? are you just bombing overhead? schwartz: do a strategical airstrikes. take out their nukular facilities. simple. linktv: so, um, in particular, though, what — what is iran doing to threaten israel? talk about that relationship. schwartz: making nukular weapons. threatens the world. linktv: israel has nuclear weapons. schwartz: they don't threaten the world. linktv: alright, so if ahmadinejad were here today, what would you say to him? schwartz: destroy your nukes. linktv: alright, alright, so should the united states use nuclear weapons when it attacks iran? schwartz: we could use slingshots and beat 'em, i'm sure. [snip] linktv: do you have a message for people outside who are protesting the republicans? schwartz: get a job! you can protest, but don't get arrested, man! linktv: ok, so john mccain said we might be in iraq for another 100 years. do you support that? schwartz: we're still in japan, we're still in germany. we've been there over sixty years.
just a few hours later that night, mr. schwartz got lucky with a little lady named karma ...
gop delegate's hotel tryst goes bad when he wakes up with $120,000 missing
he met her in the bar of the swank hotel and invited her to his room. once there, the woman fixed the drinks and told him to get undressed.
and that, the delegate to the republican national convention told police, was the last thing he remembered.
when he awoke, the woman was gone, as was more than $120,000 in money, jewelry and other belongings.
the thief's take stunned cops.
"it's very, very, very rare," minneapolis police sgt. william palmer said. "i can think of a couple of burglaries where we had that much stolen, but it's the first time i've heard of this kind of deal."
in a statement released today, gabriel nathan schwartz, 29, of denver, put the figure at much less.
"it's embarrassing to admit that i was a target of a crime. i was drugged and had about $50,000 of personal items stolen, not the inflated number that the media is reporting from an inaccurate police report," he said.
"as a single man, i was flattered by the attention of a beautiful woman who introduced herself to me. i used poor judgment."
contacted by the denver post monday, schwartz declined to speak on the record. in the statement released today, schwartz said he would decline further interview requests.
the haul included a $30,000 watch, a $20,000 ring, a necklace valued at $5,000, earrings priced at $4,000 and a prada belt valued at $1,000, police said.
schwartz is a single attorney and a fixture in colorado republican politics. he was one of the state's delegates to the convention this month in st. paul.
i think we all just got reimbursed.