Yesterday we noted Michael Barone’s proposition that Democrats seemed to be stuck in the seventies with failed reruns of the scandals of yore. Today Stephanie Mansfield finds a gathering of the clan seeking to relive the glory days of the sixties:
Liberal activists — among them graying leftovers from the Vietnam-era antiwar movement — plan to gather near the Capitol tonight, banging pots and pans to drown out President Bush’s State of the Union address.
Yesterday, opponents of the Iraq war kicked off their latest round of demonstrations with an “Impeachment Forum” held downtown in a private dining room at Busboys and Poets.
Featured speakers were 78-year-old former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark; longtime war protester Marcus Raskin, 71, who is head of the Institute for Policy Studies; and Cindy Sheehan, mother of an American soldier killed in Iraq.
The entertainment value is high in Mansfield’s Washington Times article: “Liberal activists promote a ruckus to silence Bush.”