Incredible! Protester wears anti-war T-shirt to Bush speech without getting thrown out, beaten, or arrested
[Welcome, FDL readers!]
Now that's news. What's happening to this country?! Baltimore Sun:
Bush aides and campaigns have well-deserved reputations for screening people [or strip-searching them, or making them sign loyalty oaths] who get into the president's events to make sure protesters don't get in. And when they've managed to slip into an event in the past, they usually were quickly ushered out. [Or thrown out by party operatives posing as Secret Service agents. Or beaten. Or jailed.]
All of which makes it remarkable that a woman named Sherry Wolfe was able to get into, and apparently allowed to stay in, a Bush appearance in Lancaster, Pa. today at which he spoke to the local chamber of commerce about fiscal discipline.
Hilarity ensued, but here's how the T-shirt read:
Wolfe wore a white t-shirt with the stark message on its front: "GEORGE BUSH, YOUR WAR KILLED MY FRIEND'S SON." The back said: "BRENT ADAMS KILLED DEC. 1, 2005, RAMADI IRAQ."
Good for Sherry. More like this, please.
And what's come over the man? What angle is he working now?
NOTE I wanted to add a link about the woman who got beaten at the Republican National Convention (or links to other beatings at Partei events) but couldn't lay my hand on one. Readers?