A couple of stops
after I got on the light rail, they had to wait "while the President's
motorcade clears the tracks". It was only a couple of minutes later
that we passed Moffett Field, and I was able to take this picture of
the President's private plane. It just seems like a waste of energy to
me to have a guy be so important it takes a 747 to get him from here to
At the next stop this
guy got on. He had seen the President's motorcade going by.
This is the crew that
got off the train with me to go hang out in the free speech zone while
the President is in the area. I remember a time when it seemed like I
was the only one getting off the train at such an event.
Dennis Kyne and Cindy Sheehan showed up not long after I did.
Click the Iraq Veterans Against War supporter to see a copy of the
flier she was handing out.
You can see more than
half of the crowd at 1st & Tasman in this picture. There were
enough people there that I figured I would have better luck working the
crowd here than trying to get to the "free speech zone", which was a
couple of blocks further down the road.
We thought that Bush was in one of those helicopters. Not long after
they went by the crowd started to thin.
The big attraction
was still Cindy Sheehan all the way to the end. It seemed like
everybody wanted to talk to her. Check out the memorial to her son
Casey on her ankle.
I met the guy in
orange on the train on the way home. He said he puts something like
10,000 miles a year on his bicycle. He was on the train because his
bike was in the shop that day.