New Mexico GOP to Continue Use of Loyalty Oath for Rally Admitance

From Holden:

You still have to swear allegiance to Dear Leader in order to see him or the Veep:

“If we feel our event will get disrupted again, we will use the same method to make sure it’s a positive event,” Republican Party spokesman Yier Shi said Thursday, defining positive as “without interuption, without debate — just (without) disruption, period.”

But, since it is apparent that the form was originally designed by the preznit himself, they’ll have to make some spelling and grammar corrections:

Shi said the GOP campaign plans to correct errors and omissions in the pledge: “I … herby (sic) endorse George W. Bush for reelection of the United States.” Besides correcting the spelling of hereby, it will make clear what office Bush is running for, Shi said.

These stupid forms are pretty damn obnoxious:

[Michael Ortiz y Pino] said he refused to sign the pledge and was refused tickets. He said he was asked if he associated with veterans, pro-life, gun rights or teacher groups and was asked for his driver’s license number, told it was for “Secret Service stuff.”

Kerry campaign spokesman Ruben Pulido Jr. said the Kerry campaign had not attempted to screen Bush supporters out of Kerry’s appearance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque in July. About a dozen Bush supporters attended, waving flip-flop beach sandals over their heads and chanting “Viva Bush.”

“I think that every American should have the right to see their vice president and hear from him firsthand what he plans to do for our country,” Pulido said.

[Americans Coming Together representative Courtney] Hunter said the Bush-Cheney campaign’s action with its tickets “is rather hypocritical coming from a group that just this month sent representatives to a Kerry-Edwards rally here in Albuquerque. Kerry asked that his supporters be tolerant of the dissenters.”