TUCSON GRANNIES CONTINUE PROTESTING
Tucson grannies continue their protests
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
The New Yorker magazine had a letter to the editor this week.
Hanna Rosin's story on Patrick Henry College and its ardently conservative student body leaves a memorable impression of dorm-room walls plastered with Bush-Cheney posters ("God and Country, June 27th). But why aren't all these true believers enlisting to fight in Iraq, in a war launched and directed by their heroes? While thousands of their generational peers, many non-supporter of this Administration among them, are in Iraq as a result of our "poverty" draft, the Patrick Henry students have eyes only for well -paid jobs in the White House and the Republican Party apparatus. There is an irony here that probably bypases the students who blindly adore Dick Cheney. One supposes that, like Cheney during the Vietnam War, they "had other priorities."
Cortlandt Manor, NY
The sun burns hot in Tucson in August. It isn't pleasant standing around next to a hot, black street, good old Speedway where I used to drag race as a teen, demonstrating against the war. Even though they were arrested last week, the grannies and others against the war were at it again. They know that one doesn't sit idle when people are dying. From Arizona Indy: More pictures.
Something for everyone here: if you want to make a leaflet design for leafletting local colleges and universities, feel free to submit them here. Obviously, the hypocricy and unpatriotic cowardice of Bush supporters should be taken on, as soon school starts.
Remember, it is more than just reading blogs. This is part of real time work, real work, Bush's support has dropped to a miserable 38% and is falling rapidly. He needs to have his supporters do more and we can heartily encourage them.