Warning: This is not a political blog, this is not a place to discuss the health care debate. However, if you have commentary about the photos or the event itself last night, you are more than welcome to comment. Comments that do not abide will be deleted non-discriminantly.
Last night Matt and I went to the Health Care Town Hall being held by Rep. Hank Johnson over at the Clarkston Georgia Perimeter Campus. With all the talk in the news lately about the disruptions going on at these events, I figured I should head out in the event something happened so I could send it to Zuma.
Tons of people showed up, easily more than 1,000 total. There were so many, infact, that they had to do overflow in the gym since not everyone could fit in Coleman Auditorium.
I’m not sure if this affected what could have happened, but the event was definitely very subdued compared to ones I’ve seen on the news. People applauded and booed of course, but no one was a disturbance. Signs weren’t allowed in the venue, and there were at least 15 police officers present to eject people who did not abide by the rules.
As a side note, I still don’t understand why some people are so eager to be seen in public holding signs, but so reluctant to give you their name. If you don’t want people to see you involved with someone, you probably shouldn’t be doing it.