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College Students Attempt ‘Citizen’s Arrest’ of Rove

Posted on Apr 4, 2007
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Karl Rove had quite a surprise as he left the American University campus last night in Washington, D.C.  More than a dozen students surrounded Rove’s car after he visited a group of campus Republicans, with some protesters lying down to block the vehicle and others pelting and kicking it before security cracked down.

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By Wayne Smyer, April 8, 2007 at 7:52 am Link to this comment
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Quotes From Ace reporter Jeffy “Hot-Stud"Gannon: “It’s just terrible how those nasty students treated my Rock-Star Boss, Karly “The Turd Blossom” Rove Karly is rreally a great hipster! He is just mis-understood”
p.s. I approve this important news alert: F-Y Cheney, your truly “vice” War president and profiteer

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By G. Anderson, April 7, 2007 at 8:58 am Link to this comment
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Our founding fathers framed the constitution to protect us from a new Monarchy. And so they created a government in which no branch was too powerful.

How could they have anticipated the rise of the corporations?

And since there are no checks and balances on the power of the corporations, they have become more powerful than our own government, and are destroying our freedoms for profit and power.

This is the master that Bush and Rove serves. And it is also why our government seems only to be able to do things that are directly opposite the wishes of it’s own citizens..

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By Spinoza, April 6, 2007 at 12:03 am Link to this comment
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Rove should be bundled off to the Hague for his part in war crimes. That or introduce him to the business end of a guillotine.

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By Beau H. McLendon, April 5, 2007 at 3:37 pm Link to this comment
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Though the people should have not resorted to kicking and rock chucking with their pseudo-protest, this is a fine example of the outrage geared directly toward an administration that has time and again betrayed the citizen’s trust. It is also promising of a generation—to have youth realize the atrocity of certain politicians and stand up. The people have as much a claim to this country as those that are bred to be politicians. For change to occur it needs to happen outside the government and explicated by the citizens. Journalists can sit back and writeabout the deceit within this country and that’s important, but there has to be something more to give impetus to action, to change.

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By Hal, April 4, 2007 at 10:29 pm Link to this comment
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Ivy - Compared to what ills Rove has accomplished every day by the time he sits down to breakfast, these students are pure angels. These Bushie clowns can’t even go to colleges in Utah without attracting protests. Doesn’t that mean something? Or do they have to gang-rape little boys in broad daylight before you wake up and smell the blood in their coffee?

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By DennisD, April 4, 2007 at 9:28 pm Link to this comment
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Hey this justs adds to Karl’s “street cred” as a rapper. I can understand how uncomfortable he must feel when he has to deal with anyone other than lobbyists throwing money at him.

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By Ivy, April 4, 2007 at 6:46 pm Link to this comment
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That was not a protest!  That was a joke!  Correct me if I’m wrong, but in order to perform a “citizens’ arrest” a crime has to be in progress.  Right?  All they did was disturb his rightful, peaceful movement.  Not to mention damaging his property (presumably).  And just look at those pictures.  Kicking is not a form of passive resistance.  Disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace summarizes their actions.

50 people….HA!  Hippie wannabes.

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By Patrick Story, April 4, 2007 at 12:36 pm Link to this comment
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At every university and college in this country, students should make clear that political gangsters like Karl Rove are not welcome to use their campus as a platform for propaganda. Good job by the AU students on such short notice! If they had had time I feel sure they would have built a large-scale legal-peaceful demonstration. But the Young Republican club brought Rove to a secretive invitation-only meeting, which is highly inappropriate for a campus setting. I have yet to hear of a mass movement among YRs to volunteer for military service in the war that they so eagerly support for others to fight. Throughout American history, idealistic students have gone in harm’s way to support causes that they believe in. What’s the problem with the YRs?.

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By Lee, April 4, 2007 at 11:19 am Link to this comment
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Now that the surge is working in Iraq, the students could have taken Rove to Bagdad and tied him to a tree.

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