by John Hawkins | December 13, 2004 12:05 am
If there was an award for “The 2004 Al Gore Sore Loser Of The Year” (*** note to self, create such award ***), it would have to go to Lancaster PA, Democratic City Councilman Nelson Polite…
“LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A Democratic city councilman is demanding that a baker remove photos of President Bush from his stand in Lancaster’s farmers market, saying the city needs a “healing period” following the bitterly contested election.
City Councilman Nelson Polite asked baker David Stoltzfus last month to remove the pictures. When Stoltzfus refused, Polite threatened to try to enact a city ordinance that would ban all political material from public places.
“I just feel that since it was a close election and the city’s so divided, that we should have a healing period,” Polite told the New Era of Lancaster on Friday.
…The baker said he is enjoying the attention, and other standholders have shown their support by putting up photos of the president.
“It’s fun,” Stoltzfus said Friday. “Even the Democrats come to me and tell me, ‘Don’t take that picture down.'”
I’m not sure if this story should fall under “the arrogance of the power,” “get over it already,” or “haven’t you ever heard of the First Amendment buddy,” but all three of them apply here…
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