The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Smartasses beware....

Quips can get you arrested these days. But only when prominent Rpeublicans are in the room.

At a book signing by Pennsylvania senator Rick "Spreading" Santorum:

She held up a copy of a book by the gay writer Dan Savage called “The Kid,” which is about how he and his partner adopted a son. And Rocek said, “It would be funny if we got Santorum to sign this book.” . . .

A state trooper in full uniform, including hat and gun, was in the store, and, according to Shaffer and Galperin, he met with the person who didn’t care for the Dan Savage joke, along with a few others, including members of the store and Santorum’s people.

Galperin says she heard the trooper ask, “Do you want me to get rid of them?”

Long story short, they were escorted from the store and threatened with arrest. Until Ms. Halperin called her father, who is an attorney. They were released immediately afterward.