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Thousands Mob Clinton In Berkeley
by Z
Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
There was a rock concert parking lot feel to downtown Berkeley Tuesday as thousands camped out to get Clinton to sign prebought copies of his book. Several protesters played "Love me I'm a Liberal" on a boombox and yelled at the crowd about how Clinton's policies while in office were as bad as Bush's but the crowd chanted down the protesters wanting to endulge in nostalgia rather than think about government policies. Clinton signed books from around 12:300 until 4:00 at which point he came out and worked the crowd.
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A mixture of Arsenio Hall style woofing, high pitched screaming and chants of "we love you" gave Clinton's appearance the feel of a rock concert more than a book signing by a political figure.

There were a lot of signs about defeating Bush, people engaged in voter registration, and some antiwar signs. But, there didn't seem to be much interest in Clinton as a politician as much as Clinton as a symbol of a pre 9/11 world and perhaps even Clinton as an Elvis like sex symbol.

Almost all the crowd reacted negatively to talk of Clinton's shifting of the American political discourse to the right and his bombing of Iraq, Serbia and Sudan. But its likely that many in the crowd disagreed with Clinton and was either engaging in lesser evilism or just wanted to treat seeing Clinton as an excuse to think back to a world without a Patriot Act, an Iraqi Occupation and constant fear mongering about terrorism.

With an election comming up things will get interesting with the "anyone but Bush" camp starting to get traction backed up by real anger. Gore probably would have done most things Bush did but tell that to the new "anyone but Bush" camp and you will likely get a rock thrown in your face. People want to forget the last four year. While Clinton's foreign policies were in places just as bloody as Bush's, the public had an easier time ignoring it. The radical-left has an uphill battle.
§Streets Shut Down
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Codys
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Crowd Camped Out
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Clinton Convoy
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Going In
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Going In
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Protest Signs
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Secret Service
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Secret Service
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Secret Service?
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Democrat Signs
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§$200 Signed Books
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Comming Out
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Clinton Works Crowd
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Clinton
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Clinton
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Clinton
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§Secret Service Annoyed By Clinton
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:26 PM
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§more stock Clinton pics
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:27 PM
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§more stock Clinton pics
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:28 PM
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§more stock Clinton pics
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:29 PM
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§another stock pic
by Z Tuesday Jun 29th, 2004 7:52 PM
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I need to purge these from my camera so I figure might as well post them. This one kinda captures his lust for attention.
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secret serviceZ?kennyThursday Dec 15th, 2005 8:44 PM
No Difference in the Two PartiesfuThursday Jul 15th, 2004 9:05 AM
European PartiesfuThursday Jul 15th, 2004 8:56 AM
Pick and ChoosefuThursday Jul 15th, 2004 8:35 AM
Vote...for what?Robert SpryeThursday Jul 15th, 2004 2:56 AM
wellwellWednesday Jul 14th, 2004 12:45 PM
Why people don't votefuWednesday Jul 14th, 2004 12:31 PM
No mandate to serveRobert SpryeWednesday Jul 14th, 2004 12:00 PM
No wonder you have so much influence on politicsfuWednesday Jul 14th, 2004 9:59 AM
Misnomer appliedRobert SpryeWednesday Jul 14th, 2004 9:39 AM