Bush Bounces Beauprez's Buddies Bumper
When they received three tickets to President Bush's taxpayer-financed "Conversation on Strengthening Social Security" in Denver last week, they never imagined being in the national news. The people in question who had personally picked up tickets from Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez's office, and blithely went off to the event. But after they were seated, the Secret Service arrived to throw them out. Seems someone didn't like the No More Blood For Oil bumper sticker on their car. The Secret Service later denied being responsible, saying the three were approached by a Republican Party staffer. I thought these "town hall" meetings were supposed to be open forums for free discussion. Isn't that the definition of "conversation"? It seems that Mr. Bush prefers not to hear any dissenting free speech.