The Occupiers marched off into the night, and I followed them for about fifty yards. I was distracted by an Irish pub.
I sat down at the James Joyce’s bar and ordered a Guinness. To my left were two young ladies powering through the most enormous plate of nachos I have ever seen, and to my right were a group of media types who had been on the Republican campaign trail for months.
Ashley, one of the nacho girls, told me that she usually didn’t vote, as it was hard for her to see the difference between the two parties. This time though, she will be voting for the Democrats, because, as she told me after a brief discussion of Rep. Akin’s abortion remarks, she wants to “stick it to the Republicans.”
It was hard to have a conversation because among the media folks was a young and loud gentleman with a voice like Gilbert Gottfried. A yellow polo shirt (with horsie) tucked into his khakis, this native of Atlanta and graduate of the University of Alabama was a living reminder of why this nation once fought a civil war.
The thoughtful Ashley then made an observation that exemplified the need for constant vigilance in the defense of women’s rights. Listen to what she had to say below.