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LiberalHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:39 PM
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Karl Rove attacked tonight
No link up yet, but this is what Drudge has on his page right now:

COLLEGE PROTESTORS HURL OBJECTS AT KARL ROVE... WRC, the NBC affiliate in Washington D.C. reports that George Bush's key White House advisor went to speak to College Republicans at American University tonight, but when he was done, more than a dozen students began throwing things at him and his car. The students then got on the ground and laid down in front of his car. Students report security officials then picked them up and carried them away so Rove could leave. Nobody was arrested... Developing...
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:40 PM
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1. Interesting.
Wish I could have seen it (don't want him to get hurt but would like to see people show some venom back at him).
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LiberalHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:43 PM
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4. I'm surprised nobody was arrested.
Maybe the idea is to make it all go quietly away.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 01:30 AM
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26. Interesting...
Or maybe this wasn't done by actual 'Liberals'.

As many are aware, and as someone said in another thread, Rove has used the 'victim' tactic before.
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 08:30 AM
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48. I find the no arrest to to be suspicious too.

I had a friend of a classmate who flipped off George Bush SR. in the eighties.


The secret service questioned him for a full 18 hours.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 01:45 AM
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29. imagine
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:40 PM
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2. let me guess - Michael Ware flew in from Baghdad to lead the protest?
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anitar1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:54 PM
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16. I saw Ware tonight and sounded like he was attacking the Dem
Congress people. He was rather sarcastic. I have only seen him a couple of times. Is he a Booshie ?
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 07:33 AM
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44. he sounded like he and I were doing shots beforehand
or at least, he sounded like a couple of friends of mine after a few.
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:41 PM
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3. MCKarl has that whole East Coast/West Coast thing blowing up again !!!
Word.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:44 PM
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8. Dayum! Nicely cross-referenced, darkstar! What can I say to that, except:
"Here's your pie!"
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:52 PM
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15. Thanks. All 3 of us should sit down and enjoy a slice
:hi:
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 01:38 AM
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28. The Notorious P.I.G. n/t
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 09:50 PM
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55. Ahahahahaha!
:spray: :rofl: :thumbsup: Well done.
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 07:39 AM
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45. Nice! LOLOL
:spray:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:43 PM
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5. Rove committed treason, so he should just be glad he isn't
swinging.

At least some people (like these protestors) have the guts to express what most Americans now know--these guys in charge of our country are CRIMINALS and we aren't happy about it.

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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 03:25 AM
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32. A wonderfully encouraging modifier for the end of any less-than-heartening sentence is: "YET"
Edited on Wed Apr-04-07 03:39 AM by dicksteele
Just sayin'.


(edited to add the final "y" to "wonderfully", cuz "wonderfull"
just ain't a word no more.)
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:44 PM
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6. You think Karl & W has gotten the message yet?
They've ruined this country and are hated for it.
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:44 PM
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7. Getting fed up.
I tell you ... people in this country are really getting fed up with the war and with these bums in the White House.

Impeachment is something that the people of America are way ahead of the curve on -- the Dems in Congress need to figure this out fast.
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:45 PM
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9. no one got arrested? wow I'm surprised no one was
water boarded on the spot
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 12:00 AM
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18. I gotta say, the lack of arrests has my tinfoil twitching.
Considering how often this misAdministration has had
people arrested for nothing more than having a different
opinion, and the fact that Rove seems to have a real
penchant for crudely-executed false-flag operations...

I gotta wonder if these were really "angry students"
committing these CRIMES....or Rovian Operatives staging
an "outburst" designed to make the opposition look bad.

That -IS- one of their newest talking points, you know-
that those who oppose B*sh's failed policies are "overly
emotional" and "not thinking clearly". They just started
trying that angle out...yesterday.

Hmmmm....... :tinfoilhat:
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:48 PM
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10. Link to NBC4 report...
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:48 PM
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11. I wish I could have been there to throw something too!
Damn! :dem:
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 05:26 AM
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39. No joke.
I'd love to egg his smart-ass mug.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:49 PM
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12. Here's a link to WRC-NBC
http://www.nbc4.com/news/11516096/detail.html?dl=headli...


WASHINGTON -- White House Advisor Karl Rove was the target of a protest on the American University campus Tuesday night, NBC 4 reported.

Rove was on the campus to talk to the College Republicans, but when he got outside more than a dozen students began throwing things at him and at his car, an American University spokesperson said.

The students then got on the ground and laid down in front of his car as a protest.

The students said security officials picked them up and carried them away so Rove could leave.

Police said they have dealt with a lot of protests on campus and this one was handled peacefully.

No one was arrested.

Copyright 2007 by nbc4.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be publish
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:50 PM
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13. I'm going to assume someone from this side infiltrated that meeting...
but it's damn interesting if the College Republicans picked on the evil one. (Of course, I highly doubt they'd stop the ass-kissing to do something like that.)
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:51 PM
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14. It was Michael Ware! He threw his microphone!
Edited on Tue Apr-03-07 11:52 PM by BuyingThyme
It knocked Karl's head right off!
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-03-07 11:59 PM
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17. lets see some proof, aside from testimony from college repigs
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 12:11 AM
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19. Your title reads like it was Karl doing the attacking. man bites dog - better story!
I was relieved!
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 12:12 AM
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20. I'll bet they spat on him!
People like him and Lord Vader shouldn't be allowed to run around stinking up the country like this. Might as well let OJ sell his these two are gonna cash in on the speaking circuit.
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 12:14 AM
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21. 'throwing things?" What kind of things"
cream pies?
marshmallows?
snowballs?


or

stones?
bricks?
iron bars?



what was thrown would add a lot of context here....
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LiberalHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 12:30 AM
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24. No details available yet.
Maybe the reporter meant to say "Karl Rove caused student to hurl...."
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 12:18 AM
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22. "Karl Rove, dressed as the Reichstag, fended off liberal flamethrowers
tonight, preventing what might have escalated into a culture war with his instinctive sense of fair play."


Whew! Close call!


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Bukowski Fan Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 12:26 AM
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23. I went to American University
I can tell you two things we can be sure of right off the bat.

1. The College Republicans made up the part about students throwing things.
2. The protests were led by a group of seasoned activists who knew to keep things non-violent and defer to law enforcement

I have had MANY run ins with the College Republicans at AU and they are a particulary awful breed of Repug. I staged a peace vigil before we invaded Afghanistan there and they picked a fight with me and some of my friends, figuring we wouldn't fight back. Unfortunately for them, I'm not a pacifist, I'm just against wars fought for corporations, and they were dealt with severely (I'm from Jersey City, not some affluent suburban bubble). Then they went crying to, you guessed it, NBC, saying that we beat them up for supporting America and we were all traitors and so on and so forth. Truly scum.

I'm very glad to see my liberal bretheren carrying on our tradition of protest at AU and am sad to see that the local NBC affiliate is still publishing the CR bullshit without fact-checking.
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 12:37 AM
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25. Thanks for shedding light on a highly suspicious wording. Like "Michael Ware
heckled" looks phony on its face.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 07:17 AM
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42. Thanks for the insight.
American University students know the score, and this is a good example.
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 08:35 AM
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49. Isn't American University the top CIA recruiting shcool in the USA?
I had a cousin leave because she was getting harassed about joining the CIA. (she had a specialty that was in HIGH demand)
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 10:00 PM
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56. Also, the NBC affiliate is precisely one block from campus.
I went there as well. SPA '05.

Love me my AU. *sniffle*

I was invovled in many of the Iraq war protests in 2003.

For anyone interested, it is a highly international school. One of its goals is to become the world's premier international education institution. It will get there in very few years.

It's also a splendid school for experiential learning. I was able to take a semester off to work for the presidential campaign in 2004, and i did two capitol hill internships. All of it was for credit. There's no better school to go to if you want to get real hands on learning in national/international politics.

It has retained its top 50 overall ranking for several years, but several programs (government, internaitonal relations) are top 5.

These kids are not just hoodlums, they are highly educated, highly political, REAL PEOPLE. These are people who get it, not peole who are out to cause trouble for the sake of it. They understand and respect our system of government.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 01:30 AM
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27. Nazi's don't get respect when they are losing a war.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 02:07 AM
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30. k&r
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 02:22 AM
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31. Boy, that musta been a real bad speech
From WaPo:

Heckling protesters briefly delayed the car carrying top White House aide Karl Rove last night as he left the American University campus, where he had just given a speech. No arrests or injuries were reported after Rove's invitation-only talk.

<snip>

Kim Bruce, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service, said that after Rove spoke, "several individuals who had gathered outside the speech area threw unknown objects at the vehicle."

In addition, she said, "some individuals ran in front of the vehicle" but "did not impede" Rove's departure.

Goodman said students went to the Ward Circle building where Rove spoke to make a "citizen's arrest" of the presidential adviser. He said the students claimed they had compiled evidence indicating that Rove had violated what they say is a presidential records act stipulating that all presidential e-mail be recorded on White House servers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 03:31 AM
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33. Damn, 50 Cent can take 9 bullets.. MC Rove goes down with Cool Whip pies.
wimp...
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 03:34 AM
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34. Is that ville piece of shit pig fucker still alive

He is a fucking plague on America.

Someone arrest the treasonous fucker already



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2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 03:57 AM
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35. No love for Karl Rove here, but how stupid would you have to be...
...to throw things at a man and his car, then lie down in front of it? An evil guy like Rove, no less. I can believe they threw things OR blocked his car with their bodies, but not both.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 04:34 AM
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36. "Attacked"? Pfffftt!
KKKarl will be wearing a neck brace and sporting a cane tomorrow or he'll do his best to spin it that way.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 04:40 AM
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37. that giant noggin must have been an irresistible target for those kids
lol! not condoning such things, mind you, but too funny!
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 04:54 AM
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38. This thread in LBN refers to an NBC and a WaPo article that differ in accounts
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LiberalHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 09:47 PM
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53. Just looked at that ... why did Rove had Secret Service with him???
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 08:29 AM
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59. Good question. Are Presidential advisors always given Secret Service protection?
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 08:39 AM
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60. I believe the President can order protection for anyone they choose.
I *think.*
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 05:29 AM
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40. Good. It is only fitting that Gaulleiter Rove should be reviled by Loyal Americans
For Rove is the ULTIMATE Loyal Bushie, and as such is the moral equivalent of the Loyal Nazi, while being the absolute antithesis of the Loyal American.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 05:44 AM
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41. bout time Drudge reports the news!
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 07:32 AM
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43. "Developing ...." ?
It's all over. The cops carried the protesters out of the way and no one was arrested. Crooks & Liars has a non-Drudge link.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 08:11 AM
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46. Shock & Awe. n/t
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 08:13 AM
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47. Those Student Republicans can be get
very upset... Can't say I don't think Rove deserved this, but by his own party has got to sting more...
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 09:58 AM
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50.  lol! they kicked his car and wanted to make a citizen's arrest for
using email on other than WH servers!

snip

WASHINGTON - White House aide Karl Rove came face to face with angry protesters after speaking to the Young Republican Club at American University Tuesday night, with about 20 students lying down in front of his car.

Student Josh Goodman told The Washington Post other students kicked Rove's car, "and tried to stop it as best they could."

Goodman, an AU junior, said he and others wanted to make a "citizens arrest" of the presidential adviser.

According to the newspaper, Goodman says the students claimed they had compiled evidence indicating that Rove had violated what they say is a presidential records act stipulating that all presidential e-mail be recorded on White House servers.

snip

more here: http://www.wtop.com/?nid=596&sid=1106356

OH, and you can leave a comment at that site!!
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 02:28 PM
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51. Randi Rhodes just talked about this! Those kids rock!!!!! eom
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 08:47 PM
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52. is any traitor more deserving?
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 09:49 PM
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54. How's that line go?
"People shouldn't be afraid of their government, government should be afraid of their people."


Nuff' said.
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 10:04 PM
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57. It's about fucking time someone got pissed off
Edited on Wed Apr-04-07 10:06 PM by mb7588a
and pissed off enough to reallly show it.

I won't believe for a second that any one of these students threw or kicked anything. NOT ONE SECOND. I went to AU. It's just not their style.

Nobody was arrested, and people get arrested on that campus for much less on a nearly daily basis. NOTHING WAS TROWN OR KICKED.
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 10:06 PM
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58. Let's put energies on making sure our candidates get elected
Kicking Rove's car won't solve shit. Peaceful protests are more effective.
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