Friday, August 12, 2005

Let them eat cake

President Bush and his motorcade passed the growing camp of war protesters outside his ranch Friday without incident.

As Bush passed on his way to and from a political fundraiser, law enforcement blocked two intersecting roads where the demonstrators have camped out all week. Officers required the group to stand behind yellow tape, but no one was asked to leave.

The motorcade didn't stop.

Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who started the vigil along the road leading to Bush's ranch, held a sign that read: "Why do you make time for donors and not for me?"

It was unclear whether Bush, riding in a black Suburban with tinted windows, saw the demonstrators.

Pretty damned clear to me -- Bubble Boy wouldn't see anyone who disagreed with him if they were sitting on the damned SUV with him. His ability (and that of his hermetic retinue) to tune out dissent puts even Reagan's to shame.

I am in awe of what Sheehan is accomplishing -- here, finally, is a protest the media understands and covers.


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