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    :: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 ::
    Oh, just remembered -- I promised I'd report about the McCain-Palin rally down here in Virginia Beach, and whether anything went on there, from either side, that portended an impending police state or rule by political militias (left or right: there are political militias of the left as well as of the right, and they can get pretty frisky too, as people found out in Madrid in the early- to mid-1930s.)

    Anywhere, here's what I wrote to a bunch of colleagues about yesterday's rally:

    I was just at a McCain-Palin rally, here in Virginia Beach, not two hours ago. There were no solicitation-to-murder chants at all. The only anti-Obama chant was "Nobama," twice, once during Palin's remarks, once during McCain's, both times in response to Obama policies mentioned by the speaker, both times shut down by "quiet now" gestures from the speaker.

    Outside the hall there were numerous Obama supporters demonstrating "in the face" of the crowd filing in -- yet all exchanges were civil, on BOTH sides. Not enlightening or deep, but definitely civil.

    Either media hype is going on, or I have a knack for never being where the drama is.
    Colleagues have remarked that things are rougher in other parts of the country. If so, I'm just glad that here in Virginia we still do gentility.

    :: David M. Wagner 3:04 PM [+] ::

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