Saturday, April 28, 2007
Impeach at the Beach 1
A sparsely attended rally in front of San Francisco's Federal Building on Friday featured a small blimp with "IMPEACH" written across it, while various speakers encouraged stragglers to visit Congresswoman Pelosi's office on the 14th floor to urge her to get rid of the criminals currently in charge of the United States.
The turnout and the vibes were much better the next morning at Ocean Beach, where a "human mural" was being assembled on the sand to spell out "IMPEACH NOW!" for a helicopter photo-op.
I exited the 5 Fulton bus at its final stop with a Dutch woman, Sandra Schaap, who was in town for a conference...
...and who had jumped on the bus simply because she wanted to put her foot in the ocean, which she misses terribly as she currently works at Emory Hospitals in Atlanta.
When I explained to her that she had arrived at Ocean Beach...
...just in time for a large "Impeach Bush" event...
...she was utterly charmed, and asked, "Do you ever have those moments where you find yourself wandering into exactly the right place you're supposed to be?"
After being introduced to the organizers, Sandra decided that since she had an orange scarf, she should join the exclamation mark group at the end since they were all dressed in orange jumpsuits like Guantanamo prisoners.
I left her with the orange people and walked down the beach looking for a letter that needed extra bodies the most.