July 26, 2008


¡Con los cojones a ahorrar!

This took some balls:

July 25, 2008

Four Iowans were arrested today while attempting to make a Citizens' Arrest of Karl Rove in Des Moines, Iowa. Citing Iowa Code provisions for making Citizen's Arrests as well as citing Federal Statute violations they claimed Rove had violated, the four were stopped at the gate of the Wakonda Country Club in Des Moines where Rove was scheduled to speak at a Republican Fundraiser.

The report goes on to say that the four (one an 80-year old retired minister) were "acting within the guidelines of Iowa Code that obligate private citizens to make such an arrest if they believe a felony has been committed." Two of the four had made a previous attempt to nab Rove back in March.

They sought to turn Rove over to police officials to appear before a judge for formal indictment. "By law, a federal judge should consider the charges and determine if an indictment should be made," the report said.

What comes across as a stunt to most people holds important implications in an international context. It has been considered that many of the architects of the invasion of Iraq are susceptible to arrest if ever they set foot in certain other jurisdictions outside the U.S.

I love it. We should all have such gumption. The only thing is now I can't get the voice of Gomer Pyle shouting "Citizen's arrest! Citizen's arrest!" out of my head.

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Seriously balls. I love this story.

And I keep hearing Gomer Pyle now, too. Thanks!
I hope they don't get in too much hot water. At the very least, they are making him uncomfortable making public appearances.
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