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  •  It was a glorious day. (13+ / 0-)

    The pictures are accurate.  The marchers were PACKED on the mall, then heading up the hill around the Capitol, by the Supreme Court, back down past the Rayburn (?) Office Building.  Multi-generational.  Babies in strollers.  Teenagers.  Parents.  Older peaceniks holding hands.  

    It was glorious hearing Jesse Jackson.  Glorious hearing Susan Sarandon.  Glorious hearing the magnificent Jane Fonda.

    God, it's glorious to be an American with you folks.

    Thanks, Rena.  God bless.

    "Lawyers, I suppose, were children once." To Kill A Mockingbird

    by DC Scott on Sat Jan 27, 2007 at 04:43:10 PM PST

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    •  You're welcome. (4+ / 0-)

      I hope some enterprising news helicopter got a shot of the crowd literally ringing the Capitol - up Constituion, around the back, and down Independence.

    •  I'm glad to hear that (4+ / 0-)
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      RenaRF, DC Scott, txlosthorn, crose

      Some of the comments on Timroff's diary saw Fonda, Sarandon et al as a detriment to the cause, especially Fonda.

      "Silence is not an option"...no matter who you are.

      Thank you for speaking as one who was there...

      •  Nah. I thought they were great. (5+ / 0-)

        I got there at 12:15 or so, so I didn't have to suffer through a long list of speakers starting at 11:00AM.  (As was the case during the pre-invasion protest, when it was a "check the box" list of every liberal constituency out there.  Coalitions and all.  Comes with the territory.)  

        I was almost a teen in the late 60s, so these are my folks, Jane and Jesse.  They've been around my whole life.  I love 'em.  And actually Jane, Susan, and Sean Penn didn't talk very long at all.  Jesse went on a bit, but not too long.  He's an old warhorse.  He's entitled.

        And it was just wonderful, walking around before the march started, looking at all the people, all stripes, all the signs, all united in opposition.  
        The loyal, wonderfully American opposition.

        To me, the march is worth whatever wait you have to put up with.  Those things take on a life of their own, and it really is a wonderful feeling of solidarity, from all stripes.  It's magic.  

        "Lawyers, I suppose, were children once." To Kill A Mockingbird

        by DC Scott on Sat Jan 27, 2007 at 05:29:47 PM PST

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