I’ve been in Boston all day, on the road since 6am, so I’m going to use executive privilege and post an email from associate editor Scott Eldridge:
Direct quote from a speech President Bush gave Wednesday: â€œAnd freedom of the press is a valuable freedom here, and it’s just something that we’ve all got to live with and value it for what it is.â€ Somewhere in the oath of office surely there should be a line about protecting the rights guaranteed by the constitution â€¦ or at least making a half-hearted effort at tolerating them.
It’s serendipity that I took a photo this afternoon at a rest stop on the Mass Pike of a government car parked across two handicapped spaces. The state trooper inside looked unhappy about my photography, and when he got out of the car I thought I might have to have a chat with him about freedom of the press. But I dashed to the ladies’ room – not in the mood for a public row. I was afraid I would say something like, “And you can drop dead if you think I’m going to delete the photos.” That could be construed as a threat, right?
I will post the photo tomorrow; I can’t find the cord (of course I can find 12 other USB connector cables).
Here’s the photo showing a state trooper parked across two handicapped spaces. Our tax dollars at work. I am only hoping that the person he was driving was not the new governor!
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