OZARK, Mo. — Clay Bowler says he had a peculiar visit this week. He says an FBI agent wanted to know about any confrontations with U.S. Rep. Billy Long.
Bowler, a political blogger, attended Long's campaign events last summer and asked political questions. He even followed Long to his car at times, hoping for answers on different topics. He created a website named "Long is Wrong." Bowler closed his website after Long's Congressional win in November and says he didn't have any contact with him since the summer.
"That's the great thing about America," Bowler said, "I can speak out about something, and as long as I'm not threatening that man's life, I don't deserve an FBI agent coming to my house. Violence is no way to participate in the American, political-process. It never was a threat to Billy Long, as far as Billy's life was in danger, it was just a crazy guy who believes in the American dream. (I) still believe in the freedom's that were granted, and we're supposed to participate in this great experiment of American government."