Wednesday, August 22, 2007

White House Manual To Deter Protest

I have been feeling that President Bush hasn't made a true public appearance in years, and now the Washington Post has this piece that pretty much confirms it for me. Of course protest is allowed but "preferably not in the view of the event site or motorcade route." I guess you can go protest at a bowling alley across town.
And this stuff about "rally squads" (Yikes):

"The rally squad's task is to use their signs and banners as shields between the demonstrators and the main press platform. If the demonstrators are yelling, rally squads can begin and lead supportive chants to drown out the protesters (USA!, USA!, USA!). As a last resort, security should remove the demonstrators from the event site."

And then three cheers for the Brown Shirts.