Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sheehan Arrested Before State of the Union (Updated)

Prospective California Senate candidate Cindy Sheehan was removed just before the President began his address. MSNBC reports that Sheehan was wearing a protest T-shirt under her clothing and had been advised beforehand by police that she would not be allowed to display it. Sheehan was reportedly charged with unlawful conduct, which is a misdemeanor.

Sheehan was attending the address at the invitation of Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif, who had this to say about his guest, prior to her being dragged off in handcuffs.
“I’m proud that Cindy’s my guest tonight,” Woolsey said in an interview before the speech. “She has made a difference in the debate to bring our troops home from Iraq.”
Way to go, Brainiac.

Speculation is brewing that Sheehan is, in fact, part of a plot by Karl Rove, a.k.a., The Architect, to discredit Democrats and peace activists.

Update: Dr. Rusty Shackleford calls Woolsey to task at The Jawa Report.

Vinnie at Vince Aut Morire points out that Rex, the bomb-sniffing dog was better behaved than Cindy.

Newslinker notes that the wife of Republican congressman C.W. Bill Young was asked to leave for wearing a pro-troops T-shirt. Whoops, guess Sheehan can't claim ideological discrimination.