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Step back Monty Burns Aug. 19th, 2004 02:11 pm
Bush is campaigning at events billed as Ask President Bush. Only supporters are allowed in. Talking points are distributed to questioners. In Traverse City, Michigan, a 55-year-old social studies teacher who wore a Kerry sticker had her ticket torn up at the door. "How can anyone in the US deny someone entry?" she asked. "Isn't this a democracy?"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story/0,14259,1286212,00.html

From: booklectic
Date: August 19th, 2004 - 01:32 pm (Link)
Well, presumably you *can* deny people entry if it's a private event. It's just a really, really stupid idea to do so in this case.

Maybe he secretly wants to be voted out? Or maybe he knows he'll be voted back in whatever happens...
From: flewellyn
Date: August 19th, 2004 - 11:09 pm (Link)
Bush is very, very frightened of dissent. It makes his head hurt, his teeth chatter, and the hamster wheel in his brain start to creak. So his handlers have to make sure his wittle mind is never burdened by the notion that people disagree with him; it might upset his "holy cause" mentality. Without that, of course, they have no pliant puppet to control.

baaaad

From: webcowgirl
Date: August 23rd, 2004 - 05:25 pm (Link)
Yeah, at the visit he made to Seattle recently protesters were only allowed anywhere near it if they left their signs behind.