Demonstrators Swarm Around Rove's Home
"The crowd then grew more aggressive, fanning around the three accessible sides of Rove's house, tracking him through the many windows, waving signs that read "Say Yes to DREAM" and pounding on the glass. At one point, Rove rushed to a window, pointed a finger and yelled something inaudible. Shortly thereafter, sirens shot through the neighborhood and Secret Service agents and D.C. police joined the crowd on the lawn. Rove opened his door long enough to talk to an officer, and the crowd serenaded them with a stanza of "America the Beautiful."
"Seems like he doesn't want to invite us in for tea," Emira Palacios quipped to the crowd.
Palacios is the Co-Chair of National People's Action, as well as Hispanos Unidos, and has been an activist for the rights of illegal aliens to gain access to healthcare, higher education, etc., and, according to the NPA website:
(I)n the fall of 2002, she helped broker a deal with Bank of America, Kansas to implement a new banking program that allows undocumented workers to open bank accounts with their tax identification numbers.
Word to the not-so-wise at NPA: Undocumented workers don't have US-issued tax ID numbers ... those "IDs" are theirs courtesy of the Mexican government. Don't pass them off as legitimate, tax-paying citizens of the US when you know them to be nothing of the sort.
Fortunately for Palacios, she and her cohorts realize that, as the employee of a public official, Rove is unable to sue NPA for damages without the clearance of the Bush Administration. Rove is thus fair game for cretins who consider it their right to trash his lawn, scream at him through bullhorns, bang on his windows and otherwise infringe upon the seemingly esorteric rights of a man to enjoy his Sunday afternoon off. Rather than constitute an example of the infringement of civil liberties that LLL's are so quick to carp about, this event symbolizes that such rights are alive and well (if badly served by socialist Apparatchiks).