Portland, Oregon Tells Karl Rove To Go To Jail.
The World Affairs Council of Oregon arranged a debate between Karl Rove and Dr, Howard Dean on the 10th day of February 2010 in Portland, Oregon. Almost 100 protestors, most outside and some inside brought the message to Karl Rove that he should be before a judge and not making millions of dollars on a speaking tour with Dean. There were many who also had a message to Dr. Howard Dean, "You are enabling this man to become rich, and you must stop it now."
Outside there were representatives from Veterans for Peace, Code Pink, the Pissed Off Grannies, Individuals for Justice, and other groups. Inside there were about a half dozen members of Individuals for Justice who pooled their money to buy a $47 ticket, (each) and confront the man we call traitor. One by one we stood up and yelled from the balconies, "Traitor, sir your are a traitor and should go before a judge." One person yelled, "Are you going to bring Hitler here next?" You can hear the different people in the theater yelling, the reason it is so dark is that video cameras were not allowed, to ensure compliance they turned the lights out except for the stage area. One of our members got in a small camera and did the best he could with the restrictions on his ability to record what happened.
We could not get close to the man who outed Valerie Plame, there were guards surrounding the stage and every aisle was closed off to us. We did make our statement to him and Dr. Dean. From the upper balcony we flew 25 paper planes with a warrant for his arrest on one side and the charges on the other. The planes did not make it to the stage where the Rove was, but the rich members of the Council were treated to the warrants.
We ask all people of good will to do the same when they come to their city. We need to make this duet very uncomfortable when they pick up a big paycheck. We cannot and did not try to stop Karl Rove from speaking, but made it clear that we wished he would turn himself in to the police and do a Perry Mason ending; stand up and say to the cops who were protecting him from the peacemakers, "Yes. I did it, arrest me!"
Enjoy the video and pass it on to all people who honor Justice and the "Rule of Law!"
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Joe Walsh-Lone Vet
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