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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:52 PM
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Sheehan & Supporters Crash Rove Fundraiser
Sheehan, supporters protest at Karl Rove event

ANGELA K. BROWN
Associated Press

AUSTIN - Chanting "Try Rove for treason," Cindy Sheehan and more than 50 other war protesters ambushed a reception before President Bush's top adviser Karl Rove spoke at a fundraiser at a hotel Saturday.

One woman was arrested during a scuffle with police after Sheehan and the anti-war demonstrators rushed toward the closed doors and kept chanting loudly after the guests went into the dinner.

Rove was speaking at an Associated Republicans of Texas dinner, where ticket prices started at $200 per person and raised an estimated $250,000. He was not in the Renaissance Austin Hotel lobby during the reception.

"I want him arrested. He planned the war that killed my son," Sheehan, referring to Rove, told the officers guarding the door. Sheehan's oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004.

Police then ordered the group to leave, but some protesters had paid for rooms for the night. Those protesters went upstairs, including Sheehan.

One protester was able to slip inside the ballroom during the dinner but was escorted out after shouting about men and women dying, the Austin American-Statesman reported in its Sunday editions.

"Pat, did you get her check before she left?" Rove quipped to the GOP group's executive director, Pat Robbins, as the crowd of 300 laughed, the newspaper reported.

"I don't question the patriotism of our critics. Many are hardworking public servants who are doing the best they can. Some of them are people looking for a free meal," Rove said, drawing more laughs.


http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/state/15315250.htm


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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:56 PM
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1. Not lbn.
this has been posted numerous times. Need to check for dupes, my friend
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