Promoted by Steven D.

Hey everyone!  The day so far has been off to a great start.  I’m going to use this diary to post pics and updates from DC throughout the day (though the updates will likely be sparse or non existent in the middle of the day).

I crawled out of bed at about 4am this morning to head to the airport.  I was the only one in the shuttle from parking to the terminal, so the driver and I started talking.  He asked what I was going to DC for, and when I told him about the March, he said he had heard about it on the news last night.

He obviously sticks pretty much to the cable news, but he knew what was up.  One of the first things he said was “Man, we got to get out of there.  And now, he’s talking about Iran?  Is he for real?”  We agreed impeachment was necessary.  I was surprised he had heard about this on the news.
On my flight, at least 1/4 to 1/3 of the people on board were coming to the rally and march.  They think it is going to be big.  I agree.

After arriving in DC, I hopped on the metro and headed down to the Mall area.  There are already a bunch of people gathering on the mall.  Vermont appears to have a very large contingent from what I’ve seen.

I’m in the hotel now, and just had the pleasure of meeting BooMan and CabinGirl.  Now I have to go find some caffeine.

I’ll leave you for now with a picture I took about 20 minutes ago.

Update [2007-1-27 11:19:26 by ejmw]:

Some pictures. The mall at about 11:05

There are a lot of signs regarding Iran out here as well.

Update [2007-1-27 18:12:46 by ejmw]: More pictures! Unfortunately, I took a lot of my better pictures with my camcorder because it was out, but I neglected to remember that I don’t have the cable for it. Oops. Anyway…

Say hi to the ex-SecDef. There were others of Bush, Cheney, and Condi, but I couldn’t get a good pic of them. Hopefully someone else did.

I don’t know who this young man is, but he gives me hope and he has a bright future.

Group shot:from left to right, BooMan, supersoling, tampopo, and Man Eegee. In the foreground, you can see the back of CabinGirl’s head as she addresses CBtY.

And finally, channeling Rocky at the end of Rocky IV…If you can make peace, and WE can make peace, then why can’t everyone make peace???