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Oct 9, 2004 4:37 pm

They Fought the Law ...

[cross-posted at Austro-Athenian Empire]

Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik and Green candidate David Cobb deliberately got themselves arrested at the Bush-Kerry debate in St. Louis last night in order to protest the exclusion of third parties from the debate process.

This doesn't strike me as a particularly useful tactic, though given that they did it I'm glad they did it together; people may be (somewhat) less likely to say"oh, those crazy Libertarians" if the Green candidate was involved also (and ditto, mutatis mutandis, for the Greens). But the question as to whether this would be good or bad publicity may be moot, since the establishment media have been almost entirely silent on the incident.

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