free gift for karl roveI'm pretty sure the RNC is praying for, if not counting on, a big ugly circus to communicate the message that opponents of the Bush administration are a bunch of vicious, communist, death-to-America nutbags. Read this; if this guy shows up to protest, and gets his picture in the newspaper as an emblem of anti-Bush sentiment, is it likely to a.) help, or b.) hurt Bush's ability to draw votes in most of the country?
The uglier the protests are, the more the Repubs look calm and levelheaded; the more opposition -- spun into "the left," the whole damn thing -- looks unbalanced and dangerous.
The best thing opponents of the adminstration could do in New York would be to smile, wave, and hand out free coffee and donuts to the Republican delegates.