Thursday, February 02, 2006

One Republican's definition of freedom of speech 

Yesterday the Capitol Police said they "screwed up" and that Cindy Sheehan broke no law and violated no rules by wearing her anti-war shirt to the State of the Union.

Turns out the police also removed the wife of Republican Congressman Bill Young for wearing a pro-war shirt (though they didn't drag her out and arrest her).

While Cindy Sheehan was dragged off to jail, fingerprinted and booked, poor Mr. Young was in a tizzy, demanding answers as to why his wife was so humiliated (by being nicely asked to leave). From the Washington Post:
Young said he wouldn't be so mad if it were just Sheehan."I totally disagree with everything she stands for," he said. But by removing his wife, Gainer's officers clearly "acted precipitously," Young said.

(Hat tip: Messiah!)

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