With headlines about Bush's commuting of "Scooter" Libby's 2+ year sentence for perjury blaring from every DC newspaper, Code Pinkers grabbed props, costumes, signs and bullhorns (shouldn't we call them "womanhorns"?) and headed over to the White House. Our favorite Lt. Colonel, Ann Wright, had phoned in the update: Bush is back at 1600 Pennsylvania and Ann wanted us to make some noise.
Two Pink Police quickly got out the crime scene tape and made sure a "devilish" Bush and a "dressed for the Big House" Libby stayed behind it, while other Code Pinkers gathered 'round. Suzanne from Alaska held her sign, "No pardon for criminals - Libby and Bush." Medea led us in a chant, "George Bush is soft on crime!" The TV correspondents setting up on the White House lawn didn't pay attention to the loud demands for justice, but soon a crowd, including a man from Cameroon who couldn't stop laughing, came for photo ops and handshakes with the "criminals" and Pink Police. Families visiting for the 4th of July, tourists from other countries, and student groups took photos and fell into conversations about Libby and related matters.
After a while a couple of policemen (one from SWAT) came around, probably attracted by the crowd, and explained that no stationary "demonstration" is allowed between the two large posts in front of the White House. "Bush" and his felonious pal, with Pink Police and others at their side, began a walking demo, continuing the message of outrage at this miscarriage of justice, in outrageously eye-catching outfits.