NYPD Blue video post: Due to some funky firewall configurations at the rexblog rnc headquarters, I was not able to post this last night. Our crack tech team (thanks, Blair) has provided me with a work-around. Strolling around “the biggest protest ever at a political convention” yesterday it seemed a lot like a St. Patrick’s Day parade with funnier costumes. Sidewalk protest tee-shirt vendors slashing prices about sums it up. At least from my vantage points, all was peaceful and entertaining.
But one thing was obvioius: the level of police presence is hard to comprehend by merely seeing it on TV. So, I’m presenting the first-ever rexblogumentary. I’ve titled it “Express Yourself” (Quicktime, 4.0 M, mirroring encouraged). In it, I provide a glimpse of how New York’s finest appeared prepared to keep things peaceful yesterday. I take back everything I said earlier regarding those NYT writers attempts to explain how New York City is different than other places. I am now convinced. New York is way different. Back in Kansas (and Tennessee), there aren’t this many police in the entire state. I guess with all those red state people here, the Secret Service and local officials felt the need to show some blue.