Monday, December 05, 2005

Rally Alert

I just spotted this rally alert, or I would have posted it last Friday. The left-wingers of MoveOn.org are coming to Houston today, planning a protest outside this evening's local fundraiser for Congressman Tom DeLay. Vice President Cheney (the eeeeeevil oil-man himself) will be speaking at the event, and apparently the MoveOn-ers don't like the message that sends:
DeLay is under indictment in Texas for criminal charges related to a campaign finance scheme but the vice president thinks it is OK to associate with DeLay. That debases the office of the vice president of the United States and sends the wrong message about corruption in Congress. We can send the message that it's time to "Clean House."

With the media spotlight on the Vice President's visit, several area progressive groups have organized an action to call for an end to the corruption and abuse of power in Washington, DC. Can you come out Monday at 5:00 PM, to help call on the Republicans to "clean house?"
I realize this is late notice, but anyone with a little free time (or who was planning on doing a little Galleria-style Christmas shopping this evening) should make a point to saunter on by and see the spectacle.

I wonder how many protesters (non-media personnel, that is) will actually be in attendance. I expect to see a sizeable crowd being reported on the ten o'clock news tonight.

1 Comments:

Blogger Pops said...

Well, when I drove by just before dark, it looked like there was a "crowd" of maybe two dozen or so protestors, with at least that many reporters and camera men surrounding them. Watching the same scene on the channel 2 (local NBC affiliate, click2houston.com) 10:00 news, they showed only extremely close-angled shots that made it look like a much larger crowd, while only really showing a handful of protestors in each shot. Creative journalism at its finest.

12/05/2005 11:34 PM  

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