Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Political Expression or Attempted Murder? 

First there were the sign thefts and vandalism, then there were attempts to excuse it as healthy expression of political involvement. Apparently these stories and electoral theories were followed closely by Floridian voter Barry Seltzer, who had this to say upon his arrest:
"I intimidated them with my car," Seltzer told police. "I was exercising my political expression."

What was his chosen form of expression? Witnesses say that while former Florida Secretary of State and current U.S. Representative (seeking re-election) Katherine Harris (yes, of 2000 Florida presidential election fame) walking along a sidewalk with supporters, Seltzer drove his car at a high speed through a nearby intersection, steered up onto the sidewalk and sped towards the group. He veered off the sidewalk at the last moment and drove away, but not before witnesses noted his license plate number.

He is now being held without bond on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. Ass.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 2:17 PM