March for Life in the Nation's Capital. Also known as, 'get your dog story on the front page day' in DC, because this is the day that absolutely any news can get into the MSM. And most of it outranks the kids who packed the Verizon Center and filled the streets for as far as you could see.
Actually, there was a Mass at the Verizon Center and after it filled up the overflow was sent to a nearby church. Here you can see some of the Catholic priests that were there.
This, of course, prompted some muttering about "Separation of Church and Phone Company" by the few members of the news media that were there. "Can they lawfully gather here?"
But before the reporters could find the relevent statutes, it was back to the streets:
Waldo was there. Many times, many Waldos:
It was bitter cold, just like last year.
Lumberkid and two friends got up at 5:00 to get to the buses.
Where they met their friends and new friends from all over the country.
by concern for the unborn.
And at the end of the day,
Via Redstate, President Bush, this morning:
My friends, the time is short and your march is soon. As you give voice to the voiceless I ask you to take comfort from this: The hearts of the American people are good. Their minds are open to persuasion. And our history shows that a cause rooted in human dignity and appealing to the best instincts of the American people cannot fail. So take heart.Read the whole thing.
Take heart, be strong, and go forth. May God bless you.
***Update:We'll have to see how far back the Washington Post buries this story, but the local NBC affiliate, Chanel 4, gave it 30 seconds at the end of the newscast. That was about the same amount of time they gave to the story of a man breaking 200 green coconuts with his elbow. And of the lousy 30 seconds, they used 10 of them noting that there were some 20 or 30 counter protesters. Liberal media bias? Ask Jim Vance about it, though he may try to pass it off as a pro-coconut-elbow-breaking bias. He just didn't have time for the March story.