The least we can say about the Capitol Police is that they are consistent. As we know, prior to the speech Cindy Sheehan was thrown out for wearing a shirt that displayed the current number of Americans KIA in Iraq.
But the wife of a prominent member of the House was also thrown out of the House chamber last night for wearing a shirt that read "Support the Troops." She is on the opposite side of the war debate, often walking around here wearing a shirt that reads, "**** the Terrorists."
Shortly after 10 a.m. ET this morning, Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., took to the House floor and went nuts. It was his wife, Beverly, who was tossed during the speech by the Capitol Police. "Shame!" Young shouted from the floor. He was obviously very upset. Young, a Republican from St. Petersburg, was the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee until last year. He and his wife are known, along with Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., for their frequent visits to the region's military hospitals.
The Capitol Police say Mrs. Young was not arrested, but the matter is under investigation.