- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I noted a strong contrast between the crowds that attended President Obama’s inauguration rally and the “Restoring Honor” rally on the Mall (“Mall rally sends message of anti-Washington unrest,” Politics, Monday).

The contrast was not in the numbers in attendance, for those were not significantly different. It was in how each group left the Mall. After the Restoring Honor rally, the Mall was clean, with virtually no trash left behind. After the inauguration, millions of dollars of our tax money had to be spent to remove tons of refuse left behind and to repair the damaged lawns. Those are just facts, apparently, that were not worth reporting.

I think the mainstream news media got it all wrong when they reported that Saturday’s crowd was conservative. Because liberals are considered to be the most environmentally concerned, I would have to assume that the people attending the Restoring Honor rally were really more liberal than those attending the Inauguration.

JACK DUCKWORTH

Burke, Va.


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