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Friday, August 13, 2004
Bush? Beaver? Tons?
[INSERT BEAVIS + BUTTHEAD STYLE LAUGHTER HERE]
GW Bush, John Kerry, Leonardo DiCaprio AND Jon Bon Jovi were all in town today. What is it, Friday the 13th?
Whenever anything interesting happens in the Portland metro area, I'm stuck at work. While I missed this afternoon's Bon Jovi mixer at Waterfront Park, I did manage to swing by Southridge High School on my lunch break. Bush's motorcade was well on its way to the airport by the time I got there though. Instead of secret service men and pandemonium all I found was a few lingering protestors and...pandemonium.
This is probably the most exciting thing that's ever happened in Beaverton. Wait, strike that, Keanu Reeves was out here last autumn to film a movie. For the second most exciting thing the locals still turned out in droves. A chain link fence with barbed wire ran down the length of the sidewalk across the street from the high school. A few hours prior, it was probably chock full of local demonstrators.
So I was stuck in traffic for twenty minutes behind school buses and soccer moms, barely allowing enough time to get back here. All and all, it was a pretty bad idea but it gave me an excuse to grab a Slurpee. Thanks, Mr. Bush!