Now, if he’d tried to get into a taxpayer-funded public meeting about social security having arrived in a car with a bumpersticker that could be interpreted as being against a completely different Bush policy, THAT would be enough.
[quote]The Denver Three’s quest: to learn the identity of the “Mystery Man” who, impersonating a Secret Service agent, forcibly removed them from a taxpayer-funded Social Security event with President Bush three months ago because of a “No More Blood for Oil” bumper sticker on one of their cars.
It started when the three got tickets to Bush’s March 21 Social Security town hall meeting in Colorado. They flirted with protesting at the event and wore “Stop the Lies” T-shirts underneath their business attire. But Weise worried about getting arrested.
Even so, they were identified after they arrived as potential troublemakers, and then forcefully removed by a man who, they had been told, was a Secret Service agent. Only later did they learn that the man wasn’t an agent at all. The Secret Service launched an investigation (it’s a crime to impersonate a law enforcement official), and the agency and the White House have both learned the impostor’s identity – but they’re not talking.
The White House says that’s bunk. But a series of similar events have left the administration vulnerable to such charges. In February, a Bush spokesman blamed an “overzealous volunteer” for a 42-person blacklist used at a Bush event in North Dakota. Complaints have also come this year from New Hampshire and Arizona… .[/quote]
Interesting that despite the obvious security implications, the Bush administration appears absolutely unwilling to pursue this matter involving someone impersonating a Secret Service officer at an event where Bush was about to appear. Instead, filled with their petty partisan hatreds, they would rather ignore a massive violation of federal law in order to ensure that Americans who might disagree with the president are not allowed into a public, taxpayer-funded meeting.