You know from my previous post that hundreds of conservatives from the Hagerstown, MD area and our local Hagerstown Tea Party (me too!) went to Washington for the Glenn Beck Restoring Honor Rally yesterday. Some of us, including Barbara, wisely took the bus and some of us have a story to tell about the overwhelmed Washington Metro System (a story for another day!).
From the Baltimore Sun entitled, Md. conservatives at Glenn Beck’s rally can’t decide between Ehrlich, Murphy:
WASHINGTON – Barbara Hovermill boarded one of 12 buses from Hagerstown, determined to be part of the crowd of tens of thousands that rallied Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial at an event organized by conservative commentator Glenn Beck on the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
“We need to have government hear us,” said Hovermill, a 68-year-old retired retail worker from Williamsport whose shirt was adorned with buttons and stickers for her favored candidates in Maryland — including gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rutledge, both Republicans.
“No matter what we do — call them, write them — these politicians are not listening. Slowly but surely they’re chipping away at our Constitution.”
As readers know, Sarah Palin endorsed Brian Murphy for governor a few weeks ago, so it was no surprise to see others besides Barbara with Murphy stickers, or shirts or buttons in Washington. I added to the numbers myself when I handed out buttons to 3 fellow travelers who spotted my Murphy button while standing in line (before the Metro system had to throw up its hands and throw open the gates to the thousands standing in line for hours to just get into the Metro station.) I didn’t spot any Bob Ehrlich supporters but then when you are hanging around in a crowd of at least a half million, I can’t say that there weren’t any there either.
I guess it takes people like Barbara and her sticker to break through the mainstream media black out of the surging Murphy campaign in Maryland!