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John Edwards Joins the Hotel Workers
John Edwards joined the locked out hotel workers on strike in San Francisco.
At about 9:20pm in front of the Four Seasons Hotel on New Montgomery Street in San Francisco, Vice Presidential candidate Senator John Edwards rolled up in an entourage of SUVs (his was green, no tinted windows, Maryland plates), walked out amidst reporters, cameras and security and into the picket line. He marched with the workers. He did not break the picket line. After a few paces and some conversation with reporters and workers, he was walked back to the SUV. Maybe it was just a photo-op, but it made a big difference with those strikers for him to lend his support.
Having just left the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation - http://www.eff.org) E-Voting Forum at the 111 Minna Street gallery, I was fired up to see some democracy in action. I heard the rally cries and walked on over to lend my voice and cheers on the sidelines.
Soon hotel security came over and told those gathered to either leave or be prepared for the Secret Service. This comment prompted the others to leave. I asked, "Secret Service? What for?". Then he said, "John Edwards is on his way over." So I stayed. Within a few moments, the entourage came down, Secret Service spread out, lights, cameras, action.
Thanks for the effort John.