Saturday, April 02, 2005

Joltin' Jay 

Courtesy of our venerated colleague Rorschach at No Capital: Warn your elderly relatives not to live anywhere near a road that Vice President Cheney might one day wish to use. The consequences could be quite literally shocking:
Plenty of people had choice words for Vice President Dick Cheney as they waited in traffic for his motorcade to make its way through Bucks County Monday.

But a 68-year-old Warwick man and his son, frustrated that closed roads prevented them from getting home, went beyond what police were willing to tolerate, and an officer used a stun gun to subdue the father before arresting them.

Jay Saddington and his son, Randy, 36, both were arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at York and Almshouse in Warwick following a series of incidents at three blocked intersections in the township. Several roads between Horsham and Northampton were closed as Cheney made his way to and from a fund-raising event for Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick in Lower Bucks County.

Jay Saddington said he wanted only to get to his home at Log College Drive and Bristol Road and that he didn't do anything wrong.

Police claim the father and son repeatedly used expletives and refused to cooperate with officers. At one point, police used a stun gun, a weapon that delivers a 50,000-volt shock, to subdue the elder Saddington.
One more time: 68 years old. 50,000 volts.

Is there a more reliable index of the Bush administration's mendacity and corruption than its overwhelming fear of the American public?

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