McCain is learning this the hard way, days after his security detail ousted librarian Carol Kreck from a McCain town hall meeting and cited her for "trespassing" because she carried a Bush=McCain sign.
You can watch the video here.
Kreck's court date is set for July 23.
Now, whatever your politics (and I would feel just as outraged had this happened at an Obama event), this is blatant violation of first amendment rights to free speech, and I'm thrilled Kreck is refusing to pay her fine.
This deepening trend among politicians for staged events, planted questions, and "free speech zones" far from any camera subverts what our democracy is supposed to mean.
If you want to help Carol with her laywer's fees, you can buy a McCain=Bush t-shirt here.
As Michael Moore said:
I really didn't realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous group. They are subversive. You think they're just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything. They're like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn't mess with them.