Mudcat Café message #1222585 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62901   Message #1222585
Posted By: Amos
09-Jul-04 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: More Ashcroft Crimes
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two Corpus Christi residents were arrested during
President Bush's visit to the West Virginia Capitol to honor the
country's veterans and gather support for invading Iraq.

Nicole and Jeffery Rank were taken out from among the crowd of about
6,500 packed into the Capitol's north courtyard in restraints by
They were issued citations for trespassing and released, said Jay
Smithers, acting director of the Capitol police force.

"We were told we couldn't be here because we were wearing these shirts
that said we were against Bush," Nicole Rank shouted as police rushed
her out.

Smithers said the pair had tickets to the event and wore clothing over
their anti-Bush T-shirts. Once through the security checkpoint, they
removed their outer layers and mingled in the crowd.

"We asked them to go out to the designated protest area but they
refused," Smithers said. "They told our people they would not leave and
sat down on their hands. We didn't have any choice."

How about it folks? An appropriate response by a well-managed Administration? Or an effort to suppress dissent, quell free speech, and create false impressions of unanamity in a manner akin top Saddam's "election"