The Washington Times - November 30, 2007, 01:06PM

\ More than an hour before the president was due to arrive in Mt. Airy, Md, around 10:30, about 100 residents of the small town were lined up outside Calvary United Methodist Church. \

\ Parents held small children, men in hunting caps held cameras, and two middle-aged women sat in fold-up camping chairs sipping coffee and reading the newspaper. \


\ “It’s a small town,” said Dan Leiter, 54, who owns an ice cream shop in town. “I would hope people are here to welcome the president.”\

\ Mr. Leiter held a sign saying, “God bless you, Mr. Bush,” and wore a U.S. Coast Guard Academy sweatshirt. His son is a graduate. \

\ “Have we been attacked one time in the eight years he’s been president?” Mr. Leiter said of Mr. Bush. “I only disagree with him on one issue, and that’s immigration.”\

\ — Jon Ward, White House correspondent, The Washington Times