to Laura Berg, a Veterans Administration nurse who showed
up for work one day to find government agents waiting for her.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico wants the government to
apologize to a nurse for seizing her computer and investigating her for "sedition"
after she criticized the Bush administration.
Berg, a clinical nurse specialist, wrote a letter in September to a weekly
Albuquerque newspaper criticizing how the administration handled Hurricane
Katrina and the Iraq War. She urged people to "act forcefully" to
remove an administration she said played games of "vicious deceit."
The message is clear: If you are a government employee and you dare
to criticize Dear Leader, you will be well and truly fucked.
(Wikipedia, by the way, has
this to say about sedition: "The term is deprecated in most countries,
though equivalent language may still be in use in totalitarian and fascist jurisdictions.")