I had a busy weekend! Saturday morning, I met up with some of the other CEI interns to cover the Washington DC Tea Party protest. CEI's Michelle Minton was among the speakers. We did man-on-the-street interviews and handed out "Enjoy Capitalism" t-shirts. Here's a video that Lee Doren (HowTheWorldWorks on YouTube, Bureaucrash's Crasher-in-Chief) put together from our footage.
There'll be more video up later on, and I'll be sure to link to it.
It was an interesting time. The crowd was an odd mix...everyone from Objectivists to 9-11 truthers. The Campaign for Liberty had a sizable presence, which I was pleased to see.
I caught the tail end of the July 4th parade, which was kinda cool. The last group of marchers was a band of patriotic Hare Krishnas. There were rumors of a smoke-in near the White House, but we couldn't find it.
In the evening, I watched the fireworks from a friend's brother's boat. A good experience, for sure, although I'm kinda sad that I missed the music on the Mall. I guess I'll just have to come back another time.