PRESIDENTIAL ADVANCE MANUAL
OFFICE OF PRESIDENTIAL ADVANCE
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The Presidential Advance Manual calls for Bush volunteers to distribute tickets in a manner to deter protesters and to stop demonstrators from entering. It also calls for "rally squads" to drown out demonstrators and get between them and news cameras. The manual was obtained through a deposition in a West Virginia case.
Gregory Jenkins, a former deputy assistant to President Bush and White House director of advance
The combination of the manual and the exclusion of people who had not disrupted events "suggests there is a formal, official policy of trying to keep hidden from the press and the president anyone who disagrees with the president," said ACLU attorney Chris Hansen.
White House manual excerpts:
"All presidential events must be ticketed or accessed by a name list. This is the best method for preventing demonstrators."
"It is important to have your volunteers at a checkpoint before the Magnetometers in order to stop a demonstrator from getting into the event."
"The advance person must decide if the solution would cause more negative publicity than if the demonstrators were simply left alone."