Sunday, August 27, 2006

A Fine Day in Kennebunkport

I went to Maine with my wife and two kids and stopped at the nearly-too-cute town of Kennebunkport where Bush the First is known to summer. Not sure if George the Younger were out lobstering that day but the town was tricked out as if he were.

"Welcome Back Mr. President" on the Crab Shack may have referred to either Bush.

But the peace demonstration along the waterfront could only have beed directed at Bush the Second. We could not have timed it better had we planned it. Moments after parking the car by the crafts fair, we agreeably joined step with the marchers--a couple of hundred of them--as they walked slowly into the center of town right past where we were parked.

Some bystanders seemed to disagree but most flashed peace signs or thumbs-up. I suppose peace-marching in New England is an exercise in stating the obvious, but it struck me as so happily all-American and so typically New England nonetheless. No fuss, no muss. Just a peace-march past the Presidential compound, thank you very much. And I'll have that with fries.

My favorite sign: "Liar, Liar, World on Fire"; second favorite: "Who Would Jesus Bomb?"


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