Isn't this exactly the sort of vibrant political discourse that Tocqueville celebrated about America?
Kathleen Ensz is accused of going inter her backyard, getting some dog poop, and then placing it in an unwanted political mailer and slipping it under Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave's door.
The 63-year-old Ensz, a Democrat, was angered by repeatedly receiving political mailings from the Musgrave campaign.
Ensz is a retired French Professor from the University of Northern Colorado. She claims her action was a form of political protest.
But Musgrave's people don't see it that way.
Prosecutors in Weld County filed a misdemeanor charge of "use of a noxious substance" against Ensz.
I'm not going to take sides in this, but here's a word of advice for Ensz: If former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who's got time to kill now that his latest client–Saddam Hussein–was himself killed–offers to represent you at your trial in May, pull a Charlie Manson and do it yourself. You can't do worse.