Sunday, April 13, 2008

Vets vs. Code Pink: Class and Trash Clash on the Hill

Just the title deserved a post!!! When she says vets she's talking about Vets For Freedom's trip to Capitol Hill last week. Read full text here, and here's a preview:

Bellavia recounted a story of a visit to Sen. Jim Webb’s (D-Va.) office in which Webb assured the vets they were “on the same team” because of Webb’s military history and support of veteran legislation. While he was talking, troops noticed a large, prominently placed thank-you card from Code Pink on Webb’s desk.

Code Pink was up to their usual shenanigans and getting plenty of attention for it. A crew of about 6-8 Code Pink protesters made it into the hearing room, dressed in black mourning gowns and wearing pale face make-up, as the Code Pink blog puts it, “to demonstrate the ongoing killing as a result of the U.S. occupation.”

They were warned by Sen. Carl Levin (D.-Ill.) that they could stand in the hearing but not disrupt it. They didn’t last long

~Post by Mel