This morning, I was reading the Free Press coverage of the protesters of the Laura Bush fund-raiser visit and I read the funniest quote:
“I couldn’t believe that she would actually have the audacity to come to a state that does not want her,” said Ericka Reil, an advocacy specialist for the Vermont Center for Independent Living.
Okay, first of all, there were like 220 people who not only wanted her here, but paid $200 – or $5,000 for some – to see her. To say that the whole state does not want her here is a pretty big stretch, but thank you for thinking you speak for an entire state.
Another point worth noting is that two paragraphs later, we see this quote:
“When Ann called me to come, I jumped for joy,” Ferland said. “I have disabilities, so can’t go to New York or Washington to protest, but I can come here.”
It sounds to me like even Ms. Reil’s fellow protesters wanted First Lady Bush here.
She’s not really fooling anyone; these people live to protest and if Mrs. Bush hadn’t the audacity to come, it would have been just another boring, rainy day.