Tuesday, October 07, 2003

The Metro

My city is one which has its own version of the international free public-transit oriented Metro newspaper. It's about 8 minutes of news light reading, but the nice thing about it is that it frequently runs things from the international wires that you don't see elsewhere. Usually it's just odd celebrity or 'freak event' news, but today there was a gem:

A phalanx of aides and bodyguards kept a throng of international journalists at bay. Some veteran journalists say it is easier to get access to traveling U.S. presidents.

Staffers told supporters to discard whatever signs they had brought with them. As they entered a security check area, they were told to collect new official signs like "Remarkable Women Join Arnold" and "Democratic Women Love Arnold."

and, as E points out, official signs that appear to be handmade..