August 28, 2005


Bush supporters outnumber Crawford critics (Jack Douglas Jr., 8/28/05, Dallas Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

President Bush's supporters poured into Crawford by the thousands Saturday, for the first time outnumbering war protesters led by Cindy Sheehan, who began a vigil here three weeks ago, demanding a personal meeting with the vacationing president to talk about her son's death in Iraq.

With police security tight and the heat intense, tempers flared, and traffic was clogged. But by late afternoon, only two people had been arrested for what the Secret Service described as a minor "attitude thing."

An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 people attended a pro-Bush rally in Crawford, waving flags and pledging allegiance to U.S. troops. At times, they accused Sheehan of dishonoring the death of her son, Casey, who was in the Army.

Anyone expect a batch of stories about the growing pro-war movement?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 28, 2005 11:27 AM

Sounds of crickets chirping.

Posted by: Rick T. at August 28, 2005 1:21 PM

A whole lotta press people are thankful that August is nearly over, while fondly remembering the days when a story like this would stick to the script...

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at August 28, 2005 1:30 PM

Is it dove season yet?

Posted by: jdkelly at August 28, 2005 1:51 PM

Rabbit season. Next week is duck season.

Posted by: joe shropshire at August 28, 2005 2:14 PM

"Be vewy vewy quiet. We'we hunting Elmers. Huhuhuhuhuhuh."

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at August 28, 2005 2:38 PM

h-man, did he have a soft landing.

Posted by: erp [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 28, 2005 5:57 PM

The cause of peace needs this. We need to show them, show the enemy, show the world, that we stand together.

Posted by: Lou Gots at August 28, 2005 6:31 PM

How come I didn't see this story anywhere else this weekend? Was I not paying attention or do it get any other coverage anywhere?

Posted by: Phil at August 29, 2005 10:25 AM