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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Cheney Rio Rancho Schedule Update

Edward Sullivan of MoveOn PAC NM sent along this last minute update:

We've received an update on Cheney's Rio Rancho schedule for Saturday. The Republican rally-goers start arriving at 2:00, and need to be SEATED by 3:30. If we start making some noise around 2:30, we should be able to attract the attention of the TV cameras before they head into the event. Better to arrive at 2:30 then bake in the sun for an hour more than we need to.

The Albuquerque Journal has been covering the story of how the local Republican Party required people either to be documented Bush/Cheney donors or voters, or to sign a document attesting to their endorsement of Bush/Cheney in order to get tickets to the event. You may recall that a College Republicans group attended the recent Kerry/Edwards rally at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque and started a ruckus by chanting "flip-flopper" while banging together rubber sandals. In contrast to Republican fears of audiences not 100 percent supportive of their ticket, Kerry encouraged the lads to stay and learn something about the real "values" supported by Democrats.

Another Kerry/Edwards Visit to New Mexico

Gov. Richardson has announced that Kerry/Edwards will be traveling by Amtrack train across New Mexico on August 6-7th. They will pass through Las Vegas, Lamy, Albuquerque and Gallup with anticipated rallies at each stop.

Have a great time if you're going to the Rio Rancho Cheney protest or the Grand Opening of the Kerry/Edwards Coordinated Campaign office in Albuquerque today! And no arrests please.

July 31, 2004 at 10:33 AM in Events | Permalink


if this is not the toatl reason to get involved i do not know what is!
i think they have free speech wrapped up with terrorism!

Posted by: mary ellen | Aug 2, 2004 2:30:50 PM

And Howard Dean said just that on Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer yesterday:

HOWARD DEAN, FORMER GOVERNOR OF VERMONT: It's hard to know what to make. None of us outside the administration have access to the intelligence, which led to this determination.

I am concerned that every time something happens that's not good for President Bush he plays this trump card, which is terrorism. His whole campaign is based on the notion that "I can keep you safe, therefore at times of difficulty for America stick with me," and then out comes Tom Ridge.

It's just impossible to know how much of this is real and how much of this is politics, and I suspect there's some of both in it.

For the rest, go here and search for "Dean":


Posted by: barb in albq | Aug 2, 2004 3:06:31 PM

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