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Thursday, March 25, 2004

Move This to South Boston!

"Visit by Bush to snarl roads, spur protests".

President Bush will swoop into Boston for a quick fund-raiser this afternoon that could net his campaign $1 million and also draw several thousand protesters, force the closure of a school, and disrupt traffic near the Park Plaza Hotel. ...

The president's visit unexpectedly canceled classes for 1,425 children at the Boston Renaissance Charter School, a K-8 institution on Stuart Street a block away from the hotel. ... "It's a sad situation that you have to close off school because of a fund-raising event," said Roger F. Harris, Renaissance headmaster.

To paraphrase Mitt Romney, I think the people who are inconvenienced by this event will know to blame the Republicans. And they will also be wondering: why couldn't this be held at the new Convention Center in South Boston?