MARINE ONE RATTLES THE EAST BAY
The house rattled Friday night as Marine One carrying President Bush flew over the San Leandro marina. The violent rumble was a sort of pumping middle finger to the Democratic-leaning Alameda County.
Bush, according to an intinerary in today's San Francisco Chronicle, traveled from Stanford to St. Helena around 7:25 last night. At a quarter to eight, the President interrupted the East Bay with an aerial assault that many of us old enough to remember the Cold War were instructed to duck and cover and wait for the alarms to sound.
If I knew at the time, that the disturbance was the President, I would have thrown some rock into the air, or better, would have looked the other way when my Muslim neighbor pulled out his rocket launcher, instead of talking him out of it; because I love America.