Those were the words that caught my attention as I walked through the Takoma Park Street Festival yesterday, blue skies beaming, my son Nico strapped to my chest, my wife Meghan at my side, rays of sun bouncing off approximately 517 "Obama for President" buttons (not to mention a "Farmer for Obama," button, a "Labor for Obama," button, and a "McCan't" button). So of course I turned around to find out what that was all about.
"Help Barack Obama become the next president," the man said, as he handed me a florescent-green flyer. And lo and behold, here's what it said:
PARTY TO SAVE THE WORLD
Congresswoman Donna Edwards,
Obama Education Advisor Jon Schnur
Tom Perez & Jamie Raskin
Takoma Park & Silver Spring for OBAMA
Food & Beverage Provided
Music by the Bush Doctrinaires and Minor Thoughts
The flyer also listed the event's sponsors; among a few dozen were the names "Alice Johnson Cain"--one of Chairman George Miller's top education staffers--and "Dianne Piche"--of the Citizens Commission on Civil Rights.
So what? Other than having fun as a bit of a spy--I'm pretty sure I'm the only "former Bush...