Man Removed From Senate For Wearing T-Shirt....In 1999...During Clinton's Impeachment

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    Gee whiz..looks like a "T-shirt" thing and not a political thing.

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    FLASHBACK: Man Wearing Anti-Clinton T-Shirt Removed from Senate Gallery at Impeachment Trial
    Wed Feb 01 2006 08:47:08 ET

    Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war activist who was removed from the House gallery last night before the State of the Union address for wearing a t-shirt with a political message, is not the first person to be tossed from a Congressional gallery at a high-profile event for wearing a political t-shirt.

    In the early days of the Senate's impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in January 1999, a Pennsylvania man named Dave Delp was removed by the Capitol police from the Senate gallery for wearing a t-shirt that said, "Clinton doesn't inhale, he sucks."

    The Pennsylvania school teacher was yanked out of a VIP Senate gallery and briefly detained during the impeachment trial for wearing a T-shirt with graphic language dissing President Clinton.

    Delp, 42, of Carlisle, Pa., and a friend had just settled into their seats when four Capitol security guards approached them. Delp said at the time that he was ordered to button his coat and follow the guards. Outside the chamber, he was told "several people felt threatened by your shirt."

    Even after establishing that Delp was a guest of Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), the guards wouldn't let him back in and escorted him to a basement security area, where they questioned and photographed him.

    After being given one of the photos as a souvenir, Delp said he was banned from the Capitol for the rest of the day. "They were polite and professional," Delp added, "but they really did scare me. I think I should have been given the chance to.

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    Don't tell jAZ! :D
     
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    Proof that there can be stupidity on both sides. There is a little difference, an impeachment trial compared to the State of the Union address, but it's still poor judgement.
     
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    Z, if you're going to keep pointing out these hypocrisies, the left might have to stifle your free speech. :lalala:
     
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    Or sue me for mental anguish.
     
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    You tortuous intolerant you ! :funnyface
     
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    I am ashamed of both parties for prohibiting people from expressing themselves freely.

    I am even more ashamed that two Americans from both parties would choice to act so disrespectfully in our nations capital. They dishonored themselves and the nation.
     
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    The Capitol building is the place of lawmaking, and the law is supposed to be blind. Inside those hallowed walls, only the opinions of the elected officials matter. All outside opinion has been weighed and measured, and to gain influence by protesting within the building is beyond contempt. It's the same reason you can't talk in a courtroom. That building is one step down from sacred, and if anybody wants to change what happens within, they're going to have to say so from without.
     

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