My dad—who also voted for President Bush in both elections--urged me not to put my Bush-Cheney ‘04 sticker on my car. Though I really wanted to do it just to start something, cooler parental heads prevailed, however. Good thing, too.
This week… a Tampa woman learned that simple Bush-Cheney bumper sticker can bring trouble, if not danger, from a total stranger.The very flower of leftist “manhood” tries to drive a woman and her children off the road. How peaceful!
Police say Michelle Fernandez, 35, was chased for miles Tuesday by an irate 31-year-old Tampa man who cursed at her as he held up an anti-Bush sign and tried to run her off the road.
His sign, about the size of a business letter, read:
Never Forget Bush's Illegal Oil War Murdered Thousands in Iraq.[SNIP]
Police arrested Nathan Alan Winkler at his home on N Cleveland Street near Hyde Park within an hour of the incident.
After finding the antiwar sign in his car, they booked him into the county jail on one count of aggravated stalking, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison, Durkin said.
He posted his $2,000 bond and was released early Wednesday, jail records show. This was Winkler's first arrest in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Winkler, listed in jail records as a contractor, could not be reached Wednesday. Durkin said Winkler told police officers he got upset with Fernandez because she "gave him the finger."
Fernandez told the Times Wednesday that "whatever gestures I made, I made them because I was trying to figure out why he was honking at me and pointing to his sign."
"At first I didn't know why he was screaming at me," she said. "Then it clicked."[SNIP]
"I was just almost run off the road by a man," she told the dispatcher at 5:14 p.m. She was taking her son, 10, and daughter, 3, to a ballfield.
Here’s a helpful hint for Ms. Fernandez: put an NRA sticker right under your Bush-Cheney sticker. Not one of those little ones similar to the US Marine logo, but one of those big college-type tickers. Idiots may still mouth stuff at you, but if they can read, they’ll think twice about running you off the road.
(Thanks to Michelle Malkin)