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Tax-Funded Attacks Against White House Employees?! [Call for Action!]
Tasty Manatees ^ | 3/29/04 | Ryan

Posted on 03/29/2004 6:54:49 AM PST by TastyManatees

Tax-Funded Attacks Against White House Employees?! [Call for Action!]

Imagine you take a temporary job with your local school board, and that you are trying to encourage better educational standards. Let's say some school employees don't appreciate your changes to the curriculum. So, one Sunday afternoon, they grab the keys to a few school buses, fill them with a couple of hundred activists and impressionable kids from their classes, and truck on over to your house. These activists unload the adult instigators and the kids, and they surround your house and pound on your windows and scream at you all afternoon.

They also make sure that you understand that this is not an isolated incident, and that they will return, saying something like, "We will [come back] if he continues to ignore us."

Sound far-fetched? Ask Karl Rove.

You see, this Sunday, school employees from Wichita, Kansas, and Cleveland, Ohio, appear to have done exactly what I outlined above to the President's Senior Advisor, Karl Rove. They filled his small yard, surrounded his home while he was inside with his two young children, pounded on the walls and windows while screaming at him.

Several hundred people stormed the small yard of President Bush's chief political strategist, Karl Rove, yesterday afternoon, pounding on his windows, shoving signs at others and challenging Rove to talk to them about a bill that deals with educational opportunities for immigrants.

Protesters poured out of one school bus after another, piercing an otherwise quiet, peaceful Sunday in Rove's Palisades neighborhood in Northwest, chanting, "Karl, Karl, come on out! See what the DREAM Act is all about!"

Rove obliged their first request and opened his door long enough to say, "Get off my property."

"Seems like he doesn't want to invite us in for tea," Emira Palacios quipped to the crowd.

Others chanted, "Karl Rove ain't got no soul."

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.

. . .

Palacios, trembling and in tears herself, said, "He is very offended because we dared to come here. We dared to come here because he dared to ignore us. I'm sorry we disturbed his children, but our children are disturbed every day.

"He also said, 'Don't ever dare to come back,' " Palacios said. "We will, if he continues to ignore us."

And she apparently has the resources to follow through on her threat. You see, Ms. Palacios is not only one of the leaders of National People's Action, the group that attacked Mr. Rove and his family in his home, Ms. Palacios is an employee of Cloud Elementary School in Wichita, Kansas. What's more, her co-chair at National People's Action, Ms. Inez Killingsworth, is an employee of Alexander Hamilton Middle School in Cleveland, Ohio.

It is interesting that Ms. Killingsworth hails from Cleveland, because here is the picture from the Washington Post's account of the attack on Karl Rove's home:

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"Christina Haynes, 11, of Cleveland and other demonstrators hold protest signs from school buses near the home of presidential adviser Karl Rove."

Given that, the relevant question here is where did the buses and the children come from?

It appears from this news article that Ms. Palacios and Ms. Killingsworth appropriated school buses and students from their respective schools. What's more, employees responsible for their students' safety appear to have purposefully placed these students into a violent and unpredictable situation, even encouraging them to form a mob and commit crimes against a person in his own home.

And they have threatened to do it again.

Ask the people responsible for Ms. Palacios and Ms. Killingsworth whether their school districts will continue to use taxpayer money to support political goon squads to attack people in their homes!

Ms. Palacios' Cloud Elementary School is located in District 6 of Wichita, Kansas. The Principal of the school is Ms. Carla Smith, and you can contact her by e-mail at csmith@usd259.net. The Board of Education member responsible for Cloud Elementary and Ms. Palacios is Mr. Lynn Rogers, and you can contact him by e-mail at lynnwrogers@sbcglobal.net.

Ms. Killingsworth's Alexander Hamilton Middle School is located in Cleveland, Ohio. The Principal of the school is Mr. Hiawatha Shivers, and he may actually be complicit in the attack, given his involvement with these activist organizations, but you can contact him at (216) 561-3880. The Chairwoman on the Cleveland Board of Education is Margaret Hopkins, and you can contact her at (216) 361-8254. However, given the politically charged nature of Cleveland education, it may be more fruitful to contact the State Superintendent for Education, Dr. Susan Zellman, at (877) 644-6338.


TOPICS: Announcements; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kansas; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: attack; cleveland; dreamact; educationnews; freep; immigrantlist; kansas; karl; karlrove; npa; ohio; rove; wichita
Ask the people responsible for Ms. Palacios and Ms. Killingsworth whether their school districts will continue to use taxpayer money to support political goon squads to attack people in their homes!
1 posted on 03/29/2004 6:54:53 AM PST by TastyManatees
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To: TastyManatees
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2 posted on 03/29/2004 6:57:30 AM PST by RippleFire
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To: ohio; KANSAS; *Education News; *FREEP!; *immigrant_list
Bump.
3 posted on 03/29/2004 6:59:05 AM PST by TastyManatees (http://www.tastymanatees.com)
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To: TastyManatees
The Cleveland school district is in the red and making cuts big time.

If this woman didn't pay for the drivers, gas and wear and tear I'd expect to see her as one of the cuts.
4 posted on 03/29/2004 6:59:15 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Write in Tancredo in 04'!)
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To: TastyManatees
It looks like they were planning to hit Elaine Chao's house later in the day - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1107066/posts
5 posted on 03/29/2004 6:59:30 AM PST by RippleFire
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To: Bikers4Bush
"If this woman didn't pay for the drivers, gas and wear and tear I'd expect to see her as one of the cuts."


This has the smell of Hillry's fedayheen UNION leadership thugs.
6 posted on 03/29/2004 7:02:24 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts
I agree. With all the cuts the Cleveland City Schools are having to make due to budget shortfalls I cannot believe that this won't get ugly once it gets some legs.

And since I'm faxing the article to the local talk radio folks I'm hoping it will. Get ugly that is.
7 posted on 03/29/2004 7:05:29 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Write in Tancredo in 04'!)
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To: TastyManatees
Where were the police?

This will be another aspect of the failure of Bush to defend our southern border against invading illegal criminal alien Mexicans. Most are relatively quiet and work hard to loot money from the US economy to send it back to Fox. But, when things go bad for them, when, for example, black racist thug leaders take on the issue that criminal Mexican illegal displace young blacks in the job market, and illegals are unemployed, they will become restive. This is an issue that will only get worse. WE MUST TAKE CONTROL OF OUR BORDER AND START THE PROCESS OF RETURNING THE MEXICAN LEECHES TO THEIR HOMELAND!!!

8 posted on 03/29/2004 7:07:27 AM PST by Tacis
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To: Bikers4Bush
"I agree. With all the cuts the Cleveland City Schools are having to make due to budget shortfalls I cannot believe that this won't get ugly once it gets some legs.

And since I'm faxing the article to the local talk radio folks I'm hoping it will. Get ugly that is."


Education spending is up higher than ever before, seems we need a national audit of education spending, including all those costly provisions hidden in UNION contracts!
9 posted on 03/29/2004 7:08:56 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts
The waste in the larger schools sytems is absolutely shocking.

The large systems are run just like political machines, friends are rewarded, enemies are punished and anyone who points out waste to the public is fired.
10 posted on 03/29/2004 7:14:15 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Write in Tancredo in 04'!)
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To: TastyManatees
Someone needs to tell Christina she is in charge of taking hold of her own dreams. They are not funded on the backs of her fellow citizens. Plenty of us have worked our butts off to get what we have without help from family or taxpayers. Her problem is not that her dream isn't taxpayer funded, her problem is she has never been told that she is in charge of making things happen for herself and that things are not beyond her reach just because she can't rape her fellow taxpayers for the money.
BTW, wonder if Christina holds that sign up to her parents(assuming she has two) and harass them for the funding for her "dream"? After all, they have a hell of a lot more responsibility for making her dreams happen then do any elected official or her neighbor's parents via taxes.
11 posted on 03/29/2004 7:14:21 AM PST by cupcakes
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To: Bikers4Bush
"The waste in the larger schools sytems is absolutely shocking.

The large systems are run just like political machines, friends are rewarded, enemies are punished and anyone who points out waste to the public is fired."


Yes, run like that UN "OIL for FOOD" program.
12 posted on 03/29/2004 7:17:17 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: TastyManatees
Write the editors at the Cleveland Plain Dealer

(Plain Dealer)

To contact The Plain Dealer, click here or call 1.800.362.0727

You can also call cleveland.com's main number,
(216) 515-2525.
Or you can write us at 700 West Saint Clair Ave. Suite 414 Cleveland, OH 44113.
(contact)

13 posted on 03/29/2004 7:18:35 AM PST by yoe (The worse it is the better it is!!)
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To: TastyManatees
If this was Anti-Abortion protestors on the sidewalk the police would be there in seconds. In fact that has occurred numerous times. The protestors were not allowed within a block of the abortionists house in Wichita.
14 posted on 03/29/2004 7:19:32 AM PST by Tenth Gen
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To: TastyManatees
The Washington Post story on this described law enforcement arriving, but then implied they "talked" to everyone and Karl Rove agreed to talk to the protesters, which he did for "about two minutes." I cannot believe these people weren't just hauled off and arrested. What gives them the right to swarm private property, bang on the windows, etc.? They should have been arrested immediately. Can you imagine if these had been pro-life protesters at someone's house?
15 posted on 03/29/2004 7:20:45 AM PST by GraceCoolidge
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To: Just mythoughts
"Yes, run like that UN "OIL for FOOD" program."

Or worse, if that's even possible.
16 posted on 03/29/2004 7:22:19 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Write in Tancredo in 04'!)
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To: Just mythoughts
"Education spending is up higher than ever before, seems we need a national audit of education spending, including all those costly provisions hidden in UNION contracts!"

It just beat the Hell out of me how any of us on FR learned how to do the 3 R's or type or anything without all this extra money that seems to be needed every stinking year.

I was in school from 1951 til 1972 or so; school was relatively inexpensive and the results were pretty damn good. I guess that was before the '60's activists got into the hierarachy of the educational institutions and began making things more "correct".
17 posted on 03/29/2004 7:25:39 AM PST by Chu Gary (USN Intel guy 1967 - 1970)
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To: TastyManatees
The best way to counter such demonstrations is to place a large sign in the front window that says ABORTION CLINIC.
18 posted on 03/29/2004 7:28:00 AM PST by Agnes Heep (Solus cum sola non cogitabuntur orare pater noster)
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To: Just mythoughts
This has the smell of Hillry's fedayheen UNION leadership thugs.

It also has LULAC and the National Council of La Raza written all over it.

19 posted on 03/29/2004 7:34:23 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: TastyManatees
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20 posted on 03/29/2004 7:46:41 AM PST by Wheee The People (Oo ee oo ah ah, ting tang, walla-walla bing bang. Oo ee oo ah ah, ting tang, walla-walla bing bang!)
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To: yoe
Doug Clifton, the editor-in-chief of the Plain Dealer, was all for publishing home addresses of concealed carry permit holders. Something tells me they aren't going to be very interested in comdemnind someone else's attack of a Republican in his home.
21 posted on 03/29/2004 8:19:55 AM PST by TastyManatees (http://www.tastymanatees.com)
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To: TastyManatees
Hmmm...organizing criminal acts across state lines, transporting children across state lines for acts of crminal trepass, harrassment of an elected official, did they have permits for this demonstration? another illegal act involving 'the children'...can ya say...RRICO ACT ?...sure...I knew ya could.
22 posted on 03/29/2004 8:21:10 AM PST by Khurkris (Ranger On..."I'd rather carry pigs that that damn durian fruit!")
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To: conspiratoristo; dubyaismypresident; Las Vegas Dave; mabelkitty
Cleveland schools can't afford to educate the kids but can make bus trips to DC
23 posted on 03/29/2004 8:25:00 AM PST by boxerblues (4 months and a couple of bandaid wounds do not make a hero)
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To: Chu Gary
The system set up with that "war on poverty" that maintains poverty by depriving the mind with individual "freedom" and responsibility.

No longer individual thought but group think.
24 posted on 03/29/2004 8:29:25 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: All
These same people just swarmed the JP Morgan office in downtown DC. It's unknown whether they are still using buses full of 11 year-old kids as human shields.

DC Police Chief Ramsey will be responsible if any harm comes to these kids. The adults they are with are purposefully placing them in violent and unpredictable mob situations, and the authorities are letting them get away with it.
25 posted on 03/29/2004 10:15:17 AM PST by TastyManatees (http://www.tastymanatees.com)
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To: WKB
How about a Mississippi ping on this one, WKB. I think the very active Mississippi contingent on FR would be excellent at this type of activism. I have already sent e-mails to all parties and am waiting for a response from these complicit scum bags.
26 posted on 03/29/2004 11:34:10 AM PST by wylenetheconservative (Max Cleland and Larry Flynt are the same person)
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To: TastyManatees
I e-mailed Smith and eagerly await her reply. Thanks for the post.
27 posted on 03/29/2004 11:49:42 AM PST by wylenetheconservative (Max Cleland and Larry Flynt are the same person)
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To: TastyManatees
Freepers! Find your state and research the groups that supported this protest! Most are funded by taxpayer dollars! You and I paid for this!

Research the groups using this website: http://www.guidestar.org/

California - Parents Organized for Westside Renewal - WS:
Colorado - Hope Communities Inc. - WS:
Connecticut - Hartford Areas Rally Together - WS:
Connecticut - West End Civic Association - WS:
Florida - SEEDCO - WS:
Illinois - Albany Park Neighborhood Council - WS: www.apncorganizing.org 
Illinois - Blocks Together - WS:  http://www.blockstogether.org
Illinois - Brighton Park Neighborhood Council - WS:  http://www.bpnc-chicago.org
Illinois - Central Illinois Organizing Project - WS: http://www.ciop.org
Illinois - Chicago Coalition for the Homeless - WS:
Illinois - Illinois Coalition Against Predatory Home Loans - WS:
Illinois - Lakeview Action Coalition - WS:
Illinois - Lawndale Neighborhood Organization - WS:
Illinois - Logan Square Neighborhood Association - WS: http://www.one.org
Illinois - Lugenia Burns Hope Center - WS:
Illinois - National Training and Information Center - WS: http://www.ntic-us.org
Illinois - Neighborhood Housing Services Chicago - WS:
Illinois - Northwest Austin Council - WS:
Illinois - Northwest Neighborhood Federation - WS:
Illinois - Parents Alliance for Compliance in special Education - WS: http://www.paceparents.org
Illinois - San Lucas Worker's Center - WS:
Illinois - South Austin Coalition Community Council - WS:
Indiana - Citizens Action Coalition - WS: http://www.citact.org
Indiana - Organization for a New Eastside - WS:
Iowa - Des Moines Citizens for Community Improvement - WS: http://www.dwx.com
Iowa - Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement - WS: http://www.iowacci.org
Kansas - Hope Street Youth Development - WS: http://www.hopestreet.com
Kansas - Speak United - WS: http://www.flinthills.com
Kansas - Sunflower Community Action - WS: http://www.sunfloweract.com
Massachusetts - Anti-Displacement Project - WS:
Michigan - Creston Neighborhood Association - WS:
Michigan - Michigan Organizing Project - WS: http://www.michiganorganizing.org
Minnesota - Jobs and Affordable Housing Campaign - WS: http://www.mapa-mn.org
Minnesota - Land Stewardship Project - WS: http://www.landstewardshipproject.org
Missouri - Grass Roots Organizing - WS:
Missouri - Missouri Rural Crisis Center - WS:
New Jersey - Neighborhood Block Association Council - WS:
New Jersey - New Jersey Housing and Community Development - WS:
New York - East Side PRIDE - WS:
New York - Highbridge Community Life - WS:
New York - Syracuse United Neighbors - WS: http://sunnews.blogspot.com
North Carolina - Empowerment Inc. - WS:
Ohio - Communities United for Action - WS:
Ohio - East Akron Community House - WS:
Ohio - East Side Organizing Project - WS: http://www.esop-cleveland.org/
Ohio - Slavic Village Development - WS:
Ohio - Union Miles Development Corporation - WS: http://www.unionmiles.org
Pennsylvannia - Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation - WS:
Pennsylvannia - Manchester Citizens Corporation - WS:
Pennsylvannia - Philadelphia Unemployment Project - WS:
Pennsylvannia - Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group - WS: http://www.pcrg.org
South Carolina - South Carolina United Action - WS:
Texas - Neighborhoods First Alliance - WS:

28 posted on 03/29/2004 11:54:33 AM PST by risen_feenix
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To: wylenetheconservative; John Vaught; Sybeck1; fatrat; RKB-AFG; southern bale; dixiechick2000; ...
Ask and you shall receive.
29 posted on 03/29/2004 12:18:38 PM PST by WKB (3!~ Term Limits: Because politicians are like diapers., need to be changed for the same reason.)
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To: WKB
The audacity of this! That people here illegally can openly threaten a citizen of this country and nothing is done to protect that citizen is horrible!
30 posted on 03/29/2004 12:48:00 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: TastyManatees
I wonder how these folks would feel if mobs of folks showed up on their doorsteps, knocking on their windows, demanding that they stop encouraging illegal aliens from coming to this country and living off state and local taxpayers' tax dollars. I paid out-of-state tuition for four years because I chose to go to a state other than my home state for college. It was expensive, and I have the student loan bills to show for it. I guess the illegal Mexicans should move to an Arab country first, so they can have an Arab government pay for them to be educated here. Or maybe the Mexican government could chip in to have Mexican citizens' educated here. Quit calling on Americans to pay for foreigners' education. Go bang on the door of Mexican officials.
31 posted on 03/29/2004 12:52:02 PM PST by petitfour
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To: All
Letter to resolve all of this:

Dear President Fox:

You don't know me and I don't know you, but my name is ___________ and resides in the state of __________ in the USA.

You might not be aware of this sir, but there are alot of of your people living in my area against the law!

Could you please do your job, so they will come home!

Sincerely,

_________________
32 posted on 03/29/2004 1:12:00 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: TastyManatees
The scary part (not surprising in the least, but seeing it up close is still frightening) is that the people behind this, people in charge of taking care of other people's kids, are so incredibly dumb and/or ignorant that they probably have no clue that they've broken the law. Nor do they care. They feel something; therefore they must act with no regard for anything else. The real crime is that people this intellectually dim are allowed to be "educators." The whole lot should be arrested.

This is one more step down a slippery slope of people being allowed to break the law without consequence, much like the various city officials illegally issuing gay marriage certificates. The current situation is that liberals can break the law if they want to, if their cause is "good" enough.

MM

33 posted on 03/29/2004 1:47:08 PM PST by MississippiMan
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To: TastyManatees
Firstly, I would have turned loose a pack of dobermans on the new "chew toys" who first arrived at the scene. The only assylum available would be in a paddy-wagon.

Afterwards, I would close the school district down (who's busses were used) and fire the school board, as well as the staff who provided the bus for the rent-a-mob. I would send all who went to that school to the furthest-most school possible and not supply any additional busses for transfer. Let them rent their own transportation.

Those who drove the busses would have their license revoked and criminal marks placed on their permanent record. All who showed up would be charged with criminal trespassing and attempted breaking and entering.
34 posted on 03/29/2004 3:46:30 PM PST by RasterMaster (Saddam's family was a WMD - Voting DEMOCRAT can be hazardous to your health!)
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To: TastyManatees
Just got this email from Mr Lynn Rogers. Either he's playing possum or he really doesn't have a clue as to what his teachers and kids are doing.

"I think you must have the wrong person - I am Vice President of the Wichita Public School Board in Wichita KS. If Karl Rove lived by me, I would be happy for him to be a neighbor. I am very proud of my president. (Maybe there is a Lynn Rogers elsewhere?)"

I hope he gets with the program.
35 posted on 03/30/2004 5:44:27 AM PST by fightin kentuckian
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To: fightin kentuckian; All
Here is the comment I received at TastyManatees.com from Lynn Rogers.

"Please let everyone know that no tax money from Wichita Public Schools were used in this attack on Mr. Rove. If a teacher or staff member were part of this, it was on their own time and their own dime. THOSE ARE NOT WICHITA BUSES - we would not have allowed them to be used in that way. I assume they were rented by the protestors. I DO NOT CONDONE THIS TYPE of Protest towards anyone. My apologies to Mr. Rove and his entire family.

Lynn Rogers
Wichita Public Schools
Board of Education member
"
I believe this gentleman's assertion that Wichita wouldn't allow this type of use of school district property. In addition, I have not yet seen any claims in the press coverage that there were children present from Wichita, Kansas, so I don't think it would be responsible to assume that Ms. Palacios had brought children from her school. Therefore, I have pulled the links to Ms. Palacios' Principal and Board of Education member. While I still decry Ms. Palacios' tactics as morally disgusting and arguably criminal, I don't believe that she misused her position as a school employee to secure buses or children for her attacks on Mr. Rove, Secretary Chao, or the Washington office of J.P. Morgan.

However, it still appears that there were children from Cleveland present at Sunday's violent attack on Mr. Rove's home. Understandably, I believe that Ms. Killingsworth, an employee of a Cleveland middle school, may have brought children from her school to this violent event and stood by while criminal activity occurred.
36 posted on 03/30/2004 6:45:53 AM PST by TastyManatees (http://www.tastymanatees.com)
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