If you see this city looking a bit haggard this morning, or nursing their fourth cup of coffee along about 11am today, it’s because there was a protest for everyone this weekend. There was the Kill The Bill group on the Mall up by the Capitol, including some seriously angry and possibly deranged folks who called Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Barney Frank names that I had thought had gone the way of the dodo in polite society.
There was also the Immigration Reform march on the Mall on Sunday, drawing tens of thousands to hear speeches on immigration reform. There were, according to reports, just as many Mexican flags as there were American flags, which seems odd to me.
And lastly, there was the Iraq War Protest in Lafayette Park on Saturday, protesting the continuation, albeit curtailed, of the Iraq War. Cindy Sheehan made an appearance, and was once again arrested in a stupid moment of symbolism that embodies her continual cry for help in the form of some serious therapy.
So, we will look a little haggard this morning, here in the city. There was something for people of every political flavor this weekend. It’s nice to live where that happens, isn’t it?