Students Pelt Rove in “Protest”; Update: Video added; Update: Witness report; Diggers call students “heroic”
posted at 2:51 am on April 4, 2007 by Bryan
The loving, tolerant left is at it again.
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.
There’s a frustrating lack of detail here. What did they throw? Was it stuff that’s unlikely to hurt, or was it stuff that can maim or kill? I’m guessing the projectiles were closer to the former since there were no arrests made. But you can’t count on that standard anymore, not after the police in Seattle have decided to buy off the hooligans from the violent 1999 WTO protests.
The law seems not to apply to leftists anymore.
Update (AP): The rez is as low as can be, but here’s the vid.
More: Here’s where the vid probably came from.
I work as a manager at [a campus facility]. Last night I was working the closing shift and the public safety officer came in with sweat all over his forehead. He said, “Wow. It’s been one of those nights!” I asked why and he said that Rove was on campus. I said, “What?! I would’ve wanted to go to that! Why didn’t I know about this?” He said it wasn’t really advertised because they didn’t want problems (i.e., dumb liberal college students doing exactly the kind of stuff they did).
Apparently, they were lying on the ground in a circle around his car and wouldn’t let him leave. When an officer would pick one up they would go limp and then another leftist loser would run in and take their place. He didn’t go into a lot of details, but he said he thought someone took a picture.
And they did. The above looks like cell phone cam video to me.
It’s telling that the campus authorities knew that advertising Rove’s appearance there would become a moonbat magnet. They didn’t advertise it, and still had problems. If Michael Moore or any leftwing ideologue descends on AU or any other college campus, it gets advertised far and wide and no one gets pelted. Well, other than Moore’s audience getting pelted with nonsense.
Do these young tykes realize that they’re behaving like fascist thugs? Do they even care?
Update: Diggers are on the story, calling the students “heroic” and one commenter hoping they get the chance to murder Karl Rove.
When do we get to drag him out into the street and stone him? Oops, looks like it is already happening. This is the best thing until we can try him for treason. Rove hates america and American values. He would make serf of us all, if given the chance. He is an evil monster, a blot on the landscape, a murdering marauding maniac out to destroy over 200 years of American sacrifice and heroism. He deserves the harshest treatment and punishment that can be meted to traitors and murderers.
Is it possible to get a restraining order against anonymous blowhard commenters?
Update: It’s predictable, yet relevant. HuffPo readers also want Rove killed.
Update (Ian): A Daily Kos blogger complains the real crime was the removal of students who “peacefully” laid on the ground around Rove’s car. How dare the police do their job!
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