Kerry Spot [ jim geraghty reporting ]
WHAT WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO, AFTER ELECTION DAY
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September 2, 2004: Huntington, West Virginia:
Republican supporters in Huntington were watching their candidate accept the party's nomination when a gunshot rang out right in the middle of George W. Bush's speech.
"We heard a small snap, and felt glass come sliding by us. We looked up and saw a hole in our window and realized somebody was shooting at us", said Paula Stewart.
Witnesses tell police that someone fired a shot at the Republican Headquarters office at 1402 4th Avenue around 10:30pm Thursday night.
Today, Knoxville, Tennessee:
An unknown gunman fired several shots into the Bearden, Tenn., Bush-Cheney campaign office Tuesday, WBIR-TV in Knoxville reported.
According to Knoxville police officers on the scene, it is believed that the two separate shots were fired from a car sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. One shot shattered the glass in one front door and the other cracked the glass in another of the front doors.
Today, Orlando, Florida:
A group of protestors caused a commotion Tuesday afternoon at the Bush-Cheney Headquarters at SR436 & the 408. The protestors rushed the front door and Orlando police spokesman, Sgt. Brian Gilliams says.
Once inside, the protestors used a marker to draw on posters and scribbled remarks. O-P says one employee at the office was slightly injured and police are considering whether to file misdemeanor battery charges against the unidentified protestor.
For weeks, the most extreme voices on the left have been shouting as loudly as they can that Republicans are evil and that Bush’s reelection will mean the end of life as we know it. And unsurprisingly, some people are taking this rhetoric seriously.
UPDATE: Instapundit points to:
1) A story where "someone burned an 8-foot-by-8-foot Nazi swastika on a home's lawn near where Bush-Cheney signs were posted. The vandals used grass killer to spray the symbol."
2) A story about signs being destroyed - and it's way beyond the usual "his supporters were tearing down my signs." Someone used a chainsaw to cut out the middle of giant wooden Bush-Cheney billboards on private property.
My post from Monday seems understated, now.
[Posted 10/05 06:02 PM]