Troops Supporter Unceremoniously Ejected!

February 1, 2006

Thankfully, the hard working people whose job it is to protect our leader from any exposure to dissent were on the ball last night. Rabble rouser Cindy Sheehan thought it would be cute to wear a brazenly anti-Bush t-shirt to the SOTU address.

Cindy Sheehan finally got her invitation to see President Bush again, but before she set eyes on him at the State of the Union address, Capitol Police removed her from the gallery overlooking the House chamber.

The offense: her shirt, bearing an anti-war message and other “unlawful conduct,” police said.

Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq who reinvigorated the anti-war movement, was handcuffed and charged with unlawful conduct, according to Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. The charge was a misdemeanor and Sheehan was being released on her own recognizance, Schneider said.

Schneider said Sheehan had worn a T-shirt with an anti-war slogan to Tuesday night’s speech and covered it up until she took her seat. Police warned her that such displays were not allowed in the House chamber, but she did not respond, the spokeswoman said.

Good. The shameless hussy has no right to speak her mind unless she’s ready to apologize to Our Leader for all the hell she’s put him through – rudely camping out near his house and shrilly calling for policy changes that she is in no way qualified to have an opinion about.

So, good job on ejecting the wacko non-conformist peacenik, but, unfortunately, in their zeal to protect Our Leader from ideas that hurt, the Thought Police seem to have targeted an innocent Republican, a strong supporter of the war and, of course, the troops.

Beverly Young, wife of Rep. C.W. Bill Young of Indian Shores, said she was ejected from the House gallery during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address because she was wearing a T-shirt that said “Support the Troops – Defending Our Freedom.”

Young said she was sitting in the gallery’s front row, about six seats from first lady Laura Bush, when she was approached by someone from the Capitol Police or sergeant-at-arms office who told her she needed to leave the gallery.

She reluctantly agreed but argued with several officers in the hallway outside the House chamber.

“They said I was protesting,” she said in a telephone interview late Tuesday. “I said, “Read my shirt, it is not a protest.’ They said, “We consider that a protest.’ I said, “Then you are an idiot.”‘

She said she was so angry that “I got real colorful with them.”

They told her she was being treated the same as Cindy Sheehan, an antiwar protester who was ejected before the speech Tuesday night for wearing a T-shirt with an antiwar slogan and refusing to cover it up.

Young, 50, said her shirt was not a protest but a message of support for U.S. soldiers and Marines fighting for their country. She often wears the T-shirts when visiting her husband at the Capitol and during her visits to see the wounded at military hospitals.

Sgt. Kimberly Schneider of the Capitol Police could not provide details about the incident but said, “She was not ejected from the gallery. She did leave on her own.”

Young’s husband, a Republican who chairs the House appropriations subcommittee on defense, was unaware she was removed until after the speech. He said he was furious about the incident.

“I just called for the chief of police and asked him to get his little tail over here,” Rep. Young said late Tuesday. “This is not acceptable.”

Beverly Young said, “Wait until the president finds out.”

Yeah, there’s gonna be hell to pay if Our Leader ever finds out about this. Folks should be able to enjoy the right to express their lockstep support of Our Leader’s policies, and everyone knows that the best way to support the troops and show fealty to Our Leader is to wear an uberjingoistic T-shirt. Or put on a campaign bumper sticker. Same thing.

Anyway, my point is that training obviously needs to be improved, because ejecting someone for expressing the correct point of view simply wont do.

One Response to Troops Supporter Unceremoniously Ejected!

  1. Elaine N. Ramey on February 2, 2006 at 1:03 am




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