The Little Rally That Couldn’t

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As our own Tim Murphy blogged, the San Francisco version of Jon Stewart’s Rally for Sanity was a costumed affair (Ganja Santa, anyone?) but a quiet one. By noon, rain thinned the crowd to around 20 people. For being one of the most liberal cities in the nation, I was a little surprised by the low attendance. This is, after all, the town where flash mobs sing Lady Gaga in hotel lobbies to protest working conditions and residents love nothing so much as an ironic counter-protest. But apparently the rain was too much, and San Franciscans had better things to do than stand in the rain talking about crazies. Video below.

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