As the Denver Post reports:
Carol Kreck, who was cited for trespassing while holding a sign outside Sen. John McCain’s town hall meeting on July 7, pleaded not guilty today in Denver County Court.
The librarian and former Denver Post reporter was removed from the galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex while holding a sign handed to her by a protest group that said “McCain = Bush.”
The area that Kreck was standing in is not a public space and that is why she was cited for trespassing.
A videotape of the incident shows a security guard telling Kreck to leave and saying that the U.S. Secret Service had asked him to remove her.
Later, a spokeswoman for the complex said that the security guard was mistaken, the Secret Service had nothing to do with it; McCain’s campaign staff had asked that people holding signs be removed from the galleria.
McCain’s campaign spokesman, Tom Kise, has said that is not true…
“No one will admit it, and everybody’s pointing fingers at each other,” Kreck said. “That’s a good reason to go to trial.”
A trial date was set for Oct. 1 in Denver County courtroom 117M, but Kreck’s attorney, Peter Hedeen, is handling a death-penalty case during that time and the date is likely to be reset.
Maybe even closer to Election Day, then? Definitely better for McCain if it’s rescheduled for sometime…well, anytime after the first Tuesday in November.