to Protest Bush
A California activist scales a small
bush in front of a federal building in Los Angeles to protest the
ongoing policies of the Bush administration and to demand the president's
by George Wolfe
LOS ANGELES — A prominent Southern California
political activist climbed a bush and tied herself to the top of
it as a symbolic gesture of protesting George W. Bush.
Skye Blü, of Santa Monica, Ca., has had
run-ins with police and sheriff departments throughout Southern
California, but her activism has tended to focus on environmental
issues. Yesterday, however, as she ascended a small bush, she set
her sights on bringing down the president himself.
"This man isn't fit to lead a nation, let
alone tie his own shoes!"
— Skye Blü,
Shouting at passersby and the media through
a recyclable paper bullhorn, Blü chanted, "Chop Bush, Not
Trees!" and ranted intermittently about the Iraq war, the disputed
presidential election, privatization of Social Security, Bush's anemic
response to the tsunami disaster and his lifting of the ban on boll
"This man isn't fit to lead a nation,
let alone tie his own shoes! He wants everyone's sympathy when we're
attacked, like after 9/11, but when something happens to people
who are different from him — like Iraqis, Indonesians, Sri
Lankans and Californians — he could care less!!"
Within an hour of staking out her protest spot
by tying herself into the bush with rockclimbing gear and environmentally
friendly S&M bondage paraphernalia, Blü was accosted by
federal police. But Blü thwarted the arrest by creating a dense
smokescreen of patchouli incense which caused them to flee and call
in a SWAT team.
The SWAT team suffered an attack of organic vegetables
by several of Blü's collaborators before the SWAT team managed
to grab Blü, extract her from the bush, beat her silly and
ship her off to Fallouja where she will be put in an unarmored Humvee
and used as terrorist bait.
Of Blü's political activism, George W. Bush
said, "Let this send a message to blue-state liberals: If you
get uppity, you will be beaten liberally."