Fender Bender

Friday, February 12, 2010


In March of 2005, Leslie Weise was ejected from a Town Hall meeting with the president because she arrived in a car with a bumper sticker that read, “No More Blood For Oil.” Were her First Amendment rights violated? ACLU senior counsel Chris Hansen argued just that in court. He explains.

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Comments [2]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

I'm guessing that he learned from his father's experiences.

During his first campaign he came to the New Haven Green and, when I went to shake his hand, the SS pulled me away by my book bag to which I responded by snapping his earpiece out of his ear. He said, "If...you...do ...that, you'll be arrested." I thought, "I already did it, you idiot!" but said, "No, if you continue to harass me, you will be arrested!", which set him back on his heels. They sent two fresh agents to frisk me after which I repeatedly yelled as I followed after George, at a safe distance, "Fascist police state!"

At Yale graduation, when he spoke, I stopped him dead in his speech by yelling one word, "Geronimo!"

Decided not to push my luck not only with the son and basically stayed away from campus (other than an occasional visit to the corner flower stand) while young Barbara was in town.

He didn't really hate your freedom of speech, unless you had a loud enough voice and the courage to use it.

Feb. 18 2010 03:07 PM
Robert Potter from Manlius, NY

I guess Bush hates our freedoms.

Feb. 15 2010 12:43 AM

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