I was. I was the perfect candidate. America had their chance with the perfect candidate. But any of our candidates are going to be acceptable to the American people. More than acceptable, because right now, if you look at the Gallup map that came out this week, President Obama is in big trouble all across the country.
Do you hear that, fellow citizens? You fucked up. America, you and Michele were perfect for each other, and you just tossed her love aside like a gay son who won't go to religious-themed straight therapy classes. You blew it. Now don't come crying to Michele when you're looking for a candidate who believes that Gardasil causes "mental retardation" in teenagers or that Democratic Presidents just might be causing swine flu. You had your chance with a politician who once bravely called for an inquest into her colleagues to determine which of them were "pro-America" and which were "anti-America," and that opportunity no longer exists. The Good Ship President Bachmann has sailed. Hope you're mighty pleased with yourselves.
While the video is fun, the message is serious. Taking photos in public of public actions — especially police — is a protected right.
But that has not stopped police from seizing cameras, destroying pictures or making arrests. We’ve seen it happen in mass protests such as the “Occupy” movements and in a high profile police involved shooting here in Miami Beach last year.
People have a right to monitor their government and share what they learn. That’s why the ACLU will keep fighting for the right to keep government — including the police — open and honest by defending the rights of photographers. Like the song says, “Corruption thrives on secrecy. Transparency is good for you and me.”