Sunday, July 18

Loyalty Oath related Campaign Activities

Oh Jesus, here we go again. I guess its time to round up some links. First it was the "Free Speach" zones. Then it was a couple booted out of a bush appearence, because they happened to be wearing anti-bush shirts, taken out in handcuffs and given citations if I recall correctly. Now a wisconsin county supervisor is thrown out of a bush speech for wearing a Kerry t-shirt. Now the kicker, wait, wait, here it is. it wasn't even visible, it was worn under a heavy cotton shirt
APPLETON — Outagamie County Supv. Jayson Nelson might be new to politics, but he already can attest to the price of freedom of speech.

Nelson, who joined the County Board this year, said he got bounced from the VIP list for President Bush’s speech Wednesday at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon because of inappropriate attire.

Nelson attended a John Kerry for President rally in Fond du Lac earlier in the day before taking his spot in line outside the Bush campaign venue. The event was part of a daylong Bush campaign bus tour through eastern Wisconsin, including the Fox Cities.

Nelson said he was ejected after being caught sporting a T-shirt endorsing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, though he said it was fully hidden beneath a heavy cotton button-down shirt.

“I have no idea how they knew I was wearing it,” he said Friday.

Whether betrayed by a Republican informant or by a dash of Kerry green above the buttons, Nelson found himself plucked from the line and ordered to shed his outer shirt.

“I don’t know if it was because of the way I was dressed,” he said. “I work construction so I wasn’t as dressed up like some of the other people.”

Once exposed, the female election worker who singled Nelson out snatched the VIP ticket from his hand and called for police, he said.
Called the Cops? Called the freakin Cops? Are you kidding me? "No Kent they aren't kidding, now wipe that spittle off of your face, it's undignified"
“Look at his shirt! Look at his shirt!” Nelson recalled the woman telling the Ashwaubenon Public Safety officer who answered the call.

Nelson said the officer told him, “You gotta go,” and sternly directed him to a Secret Service contingent that spent seven or eight minutes checking him over before ejecting him from the property.
Spend seven or eight minutes talking to Secret Service agents, because some fascist harpie screams "look at the bomb! Look at the bomb!" Are we going to be dealing with specially trained t-shirt sniffing dogs now? I have to think that some long term Secret Security agents must wonder "WTF". This begs an old question: "Can you imagine what the reaction would be if Clinton pulled this shit?" Come on be honest with yourself when answering that question. More proof that W is not up to the job. Here are some links to other stories: here, here and here.