Overheard along the E. Broad Street wall of the Statehouse:
Man #1: He’s a lunatic.
Man #2: Who? Bush?
Man #1: Yeah, man. Bush.
Thursday afternoon (October 5) about 100 local anti-war protestors converged on downtown Columbus as part of the national World Can’t Wait Drive Out the Bush Regime Day of Repudiation. Over the next few hours chanting “Bush Step Down” “Impeach Bush Now” and “Blackwell is a Nut” they spread out over the downtown area hitting the State House, Federal Building, Ken Blackwell’s office, the Dispatch, and Ohio Republican Party headquarters. I hung out with them for about an hour mainly taking pictures and gauging the reaction of downtown workers and folks driving by. My informal survey indicates that, as I expected, Bush is in lots of trouble. Dozens of high fives, honks, and cheers and only one mild rebuke. But, does BushCo care?
Shouting "Jump! Ken, Jump!" at the Borden Building, marching through downtown with a frog on your head, or wrapping up your face in a scarf pretending to be anarchists may be fun (and why were the "anarchists" waving a Soviet flag?), just what was the purpose of this mastubatory side trip on the road to oblivion?
ONN showed up to report on the demo, but according to protesters, cameramen said they wouldn’t do a shoot unless the protest focused on the Foley scandal. Friday I looked at the ONN and Dispatch pages and there was nothing. If a tree falls in a forest and nobody hears it....