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Dick Cheney assaulted

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:31 am

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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:57 am

Gonna have to check the definition of "assault". Sounds to me like "accost" would have been a more appropriate label but if criticism of a politician is assault, then we're in a whole lot of trouble.
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Postby OperaTenor » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:04 am

How dare anyone think they can question or criticize this administration!

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Postby Shapley » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:20 am

All you have is one-sided reporting, His story that
I approached him, I got about two feet away, and I said in a very calm tone of voice, ‘Your policies in Iraq are reprehensible.’ And then I walked away.”
Doesn't seem likely. The Vice-President doesn't usually amble through the public square where you can casually approach him. Nor could he likely hear him from two feet away in a crowded public square unless he used something more than a 'very calm tone of voice'. The story doesn't quite seem to square with the reality of public political gatherings.

I also found this interesting:
They wouldn’t tell my wife where they were taking me. Second of all, I was incredulous this could be happening in the United States of America. This is what I read about happening in Tiananmen Square. They hauled me away to Eagle County jail and kept me with my hands cuffed behind my back for three hours.”


My recollection of Tiananmen Square must be a bit different than his. I seem to recall tanks, clubs, and rifles being used there. But then, it has been a while since it happened, so maybe my recollection is a bit blurry....
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Postby Shapley » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:34 am

Here is the local press' report on the arrest[/url], and here is a follow-up from the same source.
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Postby OperaTenor » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:52 pm

Yup, Howards looks pretty menacing.

I'm sure it was particularly moreso when he had his eight y.o. son in tow.
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Postby piqaboo » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:58 pm

He acted funny and he was annoyed when we questioned him.... so we arrested him and are contemplating filing federal charges........

that's scary.

He acted funny so we kept an eye on him til the vp went inside.... that I get. Even the questioning him, I get. But the arrest is going too far.
The arrest part is extreme even for someone acting funny in an airport fer petes sake.
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Postby OperaTenor » Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:42 pm

And that they arrested him ten minutes later, after he had gone to pick up his son and was heading back to the car.

I read elsewhere that a similar incident occurred in Chicago with Clinton. In a public place, someone yelled out "You suck!", and was arrested 15 minutes after Clinton left.

What happened to free speech?
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Postby BigJon » Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:06 pm

That also happened in our area. The guy was arrested long after Clinton's limo had passed through. Weird.
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