James Linlor was denied a personalized license plate that reads “GOPALIN” from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles for two years, though the office already issued plates reading “DMOCRAT,” “AL GORE” and “KERRY,” among other mottos. Though Mr. Linlor was awarded his plate in December; he’s since sued, claiming his personal rights were violated.
“Plaintiff intends to apply for other ‘political’ license plates in Nevada in the future, and believes that the Department of Motor Vehicles will deny such applications on grounds of ‘political’ content,” say records from Courthouse News Service.
Meanwhile, things are more harmonious in Virginia. Curious to see if her local motor vehicle office was up to the same tricks, Sarah Palin Radio executive producer and host LaDonna Hale Curzon of Alexandria applied for a personalized license plate that read “PALIN.”
She reveals, “To my pleasant surprise, that message had already been taken. So had ‘MAMA GRRZ.’ Speaks well for the commonwealth and Sarah Palin.”