April 04, 2007

What I wonder...

Protesters target Rove at university

WASHINGTON - White House adviser Karl Rove was confronted by more than a dozen protesters who blocked his car and threw things as he tried to leave a speaking engagement at American University, officials said.

Rove was attending a guests-only discussion of electoral politics Tuesday night sponsored by the American University College Republicans. [...]

When Rove tried to leave a campus building, he was confronted by more than a dozen protesters who surrounded his car to prevent it from leaving, Csellar said.

"They were throwing unknown objects at the vehicle," said Secret Service spokeswoman Kimberly Bruce. She said members of the Secret Service asked the protesters to move. When they continued to block the vehicle's exit, campus police were contacted. [emphasis added]

Campus police lifted some of the demonstrators from the asphalt and carried them out of the vehicle's path so Rove could leave the campus. There were no arrests or injuries, police said. [...]

Two things I wonder, actually.

Why are people who hate Republicans (and Karl Rove in particular) because of their brutal warmongering and such like always the ones throwing junk at people? Enough of this kind of thing happens, and pretty soon I'm gonna get the idea that maybe they're not really non-violent pacifists!

Second, exactly why is it that campus police had to be called? You'd figure if you had a visiting Administration official on campus--no matter his ideology or political affiliation--that you would do him the courtesy of having at least a token representation of security there. Especially if you have even the slightest idea (no matter how baffling you might find it) that you possibly might have some students enrolled on your campus who think screaming and throwing things is not something to be discarded in childhood.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 4, 2007 12:52 PM

Throwing "things"? Flinging poo?

This would have been a great opportunity to try out the military's new crowd dispersal "tool", the microwave ray gun that cooks you from the inside out. Then KR could display a sign on his back window: FEAR THAT!

Posted by: Marc V at April 4, 2007 01:56 PM

And the bad thing is that they probably all throw like girls.

Anyway, as for microwaving them, if you think burnt popcorn stinks up the joint, just WAIT until you let some filthy hippies get too much wattage.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 4, 2007 02:02 PM

Mmm, patchouli popcorn! Goes great with celery soda!

Posted by: Marc V at April 4, 2007 02:57 PM

I feel queasy...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 4, 2007 03:06 PM