Peace activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested Tuesday in the House chambers after she unfurled an anti-war banner just minutes before President Bush gave his State of the Union address. Capitol police arrested Sheehan and questioned her for about an hour in a separate area of the House, a senior House official said.The time stamp on this story is 9:16pm EST Tuesday, January 31, 2006. The president’s speech began at 9:00 pm EST.
The phrase “just minutes” implies, well, minutes. Usually far less than thirty, I’d imagine, in most people’s understanding. So how could the Capitol police have already questioned her “for about an hour” only sixteen minutes into the speech?