Friday :: Aug 20, 2004

Open Thread

by Mary

A study in contrasts:

Bush in Portland speaks before some 2000 fully vetted supporters with some 200 protesters shunted to a "free speech zone".

A chain-link fence topped with barbed wire and police in riot gear with batons separated the protesters from the school.

Kerry in Portland speaks before a crowd of 50,000.

Last Friday, in Portland's Waterfront Park, 50,000 of us met to hear John Kerry. Only a few score of policemen were on hand to direct traffic and keep the park from overflowing with people. Another world is possible.

Okay, it's your turn.

Mary :: 2:21 AM :: Comments (48) :: Digg It!