I’m back in Music City. The bus tour in MIchigan was definitely a new experience for me. I was really hoping we would get hecklers but it never happened while I was there.
Apparently there were some Occupiers who tried to disrupt the stops in Pennsylvania. We also saw evidence of them on the bus. After each rally, the organizers would pass out Sharpies for people to sign the bus. (The idea is that at the end of the tour, they’ll drive the bus to DC and show how Americans all over the country want expanded access to domestic energy.)
So some of the wiseguys infiltrated the crowd and signed things like, “I hate the environment! Adolf Hitler, Berlin, Germany.”
Another interesting one said “F*** trees!” (without the asterisks). We noticed it at the next stop, and some of the older Tea Party types saw it and said, “Oh, we should cover that up.” I explained, “They were just showing that they love nature.”
Then the bus driver put a “Friends of Coal” sticker on it.
Good times, good times.