Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Where Do We Live Again?

On July 4, at a presidential appearance in Charleston, West Virginia, Nicole and Jeff Rank went to see the t-shirts that expressed their disgust for him. One said "Love America, Hate Bush" and one said "Regime Change Begins At Home." So what happened? They were escorted out in handcuffs, of course.

The AP has it HERE:

Jeff Rank, 29, said he and his wife wore the T-shirts because, "When you see the president speak on TV he is usually shown surrounded by fervent supporters only. While we wanted to hear him out and while we wanted to see him in person, we did not want to be added to the tally of Bush supporters that day."

Trespassing charges against them were later dropped, but the couple, with the help of the ACLU, filed a lawsuit yesterday.

The lawsuit names Gregory Jenkins, deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House Office of Presidential Advance, and W. Ralph Basham, director of the U.S. Secret Service, as defendants.

The couple wants a judge to declare unconstitutional any policy that led to their arrest. They also are seeking unspecified monetary damages.


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