I noticed this when President Bush visited the “Bun Lady” this morning. The factory’s Armory Drive location is so remote that it was difficult for both Bush supporters and protesters to get near. I find this strange, considering how the Albanians were allowed to manhandle the president like he was a $2 hooker just a few weeks ago.
Anyway, about two dozen protesters showed up to give the President a warm welcome. Protesters were relegated to one strip of public sidewalk in front of the National Guard Armory; a dozen or so employees of ADS Security had taken over the opposite corner and planted their yellow ADS signs in the ground (nothing like free advertising, eh?). They told protesters it was their property and no one was allowed to stand over there. Needless to say, the ADS employees all seemed to be Bush supporters, which prompted one protester to chant ”Boycott ADS!”
Metro officers told the protesters they had to stay on the sidewalk. Anyone not on the sidewalk would be arrested. As you can see, we are law-abiding citizens and we obeyed.
What was most interesting to me is how few National Guard soldiers had come out to see the president. I saw just three soldiers, although the motorcade passed right by the building. Maybe the rest of them were in Iraq.