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Bush Has Surprise Guests

One of our correspondents in San Antonio reports that President Bush had surprise visitors at his carefully staged "photo-op" at Brooks Army Medical Center on New Years' Day. Police blocked off the entire hospital and military base to make sure that Bush's love affair with his carefully selected audience was uninterrupted, but 20 protesters climbed through the weeds to make sure their signs were read and their chants were heard.

"End the War in Iraq," and "Bring Our Sons Home" were popular themes. Passers-by in automobiles responded merrily to the "Honk if You Are With Us" sign. Texans for Peace apparently asked folks to come. Some of the protestors were veterans and/or had children currently in the military.

TV and print media included the protests in their coverage. Thanks to Vivian Weinstein for this report.

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