Norton’s office: ‘no further information’ on what DC delegate will do with Thompson money
But not DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.
A “national” goose stepping of barely 6,000 (which included dozens of pro 2nd Amendment counter protestors), the day after 400,000 people marched against abortion. And other media, from the UK Daily Mail to the local NPR affiliate WAMU simply report over a thousand, not 6,000. I suspect the pathetically small 6,000 figure is an inflated guesstimate from the anti-self-defense/disarmament goose stepper groups. And it was a warmer day and a weekend!
Here’s a hint for the prohibition fascists – if you had just gone the day before and found 15% of the pro-lifers who also supported gun control you could have doubled your numbers!
Local NPR affiliate WAMU interviewed one of the Bill of Rights supporters:
I helped organize a small group of Bill of Rights supporters to educate these anti-self defense goose steppers. They report far fewer than the measly 6,000 claimed by New York magazine:
“bruce – i think bridget already made a correction on this – there weren’t thousands of anti gun protesters… there was maybe 500 at most…. and half of them were grandmothers and children whose parents dragged them with to hold signs…. it was rather sad to tell the truth – can you update your blog?”
I also ran into DC residents who told me they appealed to Delegate Norton for help with something, in one case a foreclosure on a single mom’s home. They started calling me since I was running for her position, thinking I could help – because her office never responded.
(Amusingly and bizarrely, when I was running against her, before I had even filed petitions and got myself on the ballot, I subscribed my email address to Norton’s official Congressional website. Twice. I am a DC resident and get a calendar from her every year, probably paid for with my taxes to help her campaign for herself. But my attempt to subscribe to her website were nixed. I never got anything. Then I subscribed one of my volunteers to her website and they got email instantly.)
Today I found the following in my Huffington Post mailbox: