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Tilting at Windmills

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November 13, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

NO PROTESTING ALLOWED!....WE WON A MANDATE!....And so it comes to this: merely protesting the war is now enough to bring the Secret Service calling.

It seems that some high school students in Boulder are opposed to the war that's a shocker, I know, students opposed to war and planned to sing a Bob Dylan song at a student talent show. Dylan, if memory serves, was some kind of anti-war hippy himself.

Anyway, a few local parents and students apparently decided the Dylan song was being used to "promote an extreme leftist point of view" and that the lyrics to "Masters of War" were a direct threat to the president's life. So the Secret Service was called.

Delightful, isn't it?

On a side note, though, "Coalition of the Willing" is kind of a cool name for a band, don't you think? Way better than their first choice, "TaliBand."

Kevin Drum 12:26 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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