Last night Congresswoman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a book promotion event at Cowell Theater in Fort Mason in San Francisco. It was the only one of a series of these book events held in her Congressional district. Though despite Cindy Sheehan's challenge there's no real possibility that Pelosi will not be reelected, San Francisco is not very happy with its Congresscritter. This is not very surprising, since in general, most people are very pissed off with Congress. And Democrats, which is all we have here, are among the most pissed off. In July,
Naturally Madame Speaker catches lots of this disaffection, especially from the local left whose core complaint is her undermining of Constitutional checks and balances by "taking impeachment off the table." A few protesters stood outside before the event.
Code Pink was on hand.
Some carried a bill of particulars of the crimes facilitated by the do-nothing Democratic Congress.
Interestingly, the regular organization Democrats who shared the line for admittance to the event with the protesters did not seem in the least put out by the dissent. In fact, to judge from the ones several of us talked with, they too feel frustrated with the Speaker.
The media were happy to get an explanation from articulate pro-impeachment cab driver Brad Newsham who has been expressing himself at several of the Pelosi book events. This is his account of being (gently) thrown out in San Rafael.
You can get on this cheerful agitator's email list via his Beach Impeach website.
I didn't go into Cowell Theater last night, but I've heard some protesters were ejected there. Our Congressperson has to expect protest on the rare occasions she shows her face in San Francisco.
Update: Not long after I posted this, I heard more from Brad about the inside festivities:
I love that we are irrepressible around here.