I still have in my home 2 rolls of orange ribbon. I bought them in december 2000 to distribute to protesters of the stolen election. I wore them myself, I made several and started giving them away during the Jesse Jackson Count Every Vote protest downtown.
Then Al Gore told everyone to go home – trust the law to prevail, this is a legal matter.
I didn’t go home – I was still out there, protesting, giving out leaflets. But Gore’s sabotage made me talk to people who already had a ribbon.
Skip 2004 – Kerry has no time to cry in his tea cup, fast forward to 2008.
The outrage of RBC, the slap in the face of the mock roll call – and I am back where I started.
And PUMAPac with its flawless instincts picked up the orange ribbon – my illustration is lifted from them
And now, i’ll pick my old ribbon roll, gathering dust for 8 years next to my flower pots, and start cutting pieces to give away to PUMAs. Consistency pays sometimes!
I remember Woody Allen’s “Zelig”‘s father’s last words were “save string”. I seem to have done pretty well with my own saving ribbon!