If this story doesn’t confirm the worst fears about the Bush administration’s regard for criticism, nothing will: A Denver man, Steven Howards, says he approached Vice President Dick Cheney at an outdoor mall in June and calmly said, “I think your policies in Iraq are reprehensible” or words to that effect. Ten minutes later, Howards says, he was in handcuffs for allegedly assaulting Cheney. The misdemeanor harassment charge was dismissed three weeks later, but Howards’ suit now joins one in West Virginia and another in Denver in charging that the Secret Service or White House “violated the law in keeping people with opposing political views away from President Bush or Mr. Cheney,” according to the New York Times.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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