Sure didn’t take long for Florida to get medieval on that ass. First some wacko–or saint, depending on where you’re sitting–tries to run over ex-Florida secretary of state Katherine Harris. When the cops arrested him, the accused dutifully explained his actions: “I was exercising my political expression.”
Then there’s the Bush baby, who threatened to Jim Hoffa his old lady, because she planned to vote for Kerry. “You’ll never live to see this election,” the marine recruit reportedly told her. Oh, yeah. That’s democracy in action.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 29, 2004