January 7, 2005
In thirteen days, President Bush will be inaugurated for a second term.
Preparations are well underway by protestors who want to keep their names and faces before the public and a media all too willing to cover them.
Groups targeting everything from the president's economic agenda to the war in Iraq and even the legitimacy of his election plan a counter inaugural demonstration on January 20.
The mobilizing coalition is called "code pink," which seems appropriate.
The big media will cover this demonstration as if it is significant and matters.
If the situation were reversed, the big media would not even treat pro-life, conservative demonstrators as an irritant.
The president will have many challenges during his second term of far greater importance and significance than code pink.
I wonder if these people have jobs and, if they do, how do they get time off to come to Washington and demonstrate?
And who's paying their expenses.
That is a question the big media should ask.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.