A group of Georgetown law students responded to a shill session by Alberto Gonzales in the best way possible: “they turned their backs on him”:http://insomnia.livejournal.com/652389.html. The protest is being downplayed by some media outlets, but it warranted a mention in the “Washington Post”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/24/AR2006012401593.html:
bq. Gonzales’s appearance, which was part of a three-day White House campaign to defend the NSA program, was punctuated by a silent protest from more than a dozen students who turned their backs to Gonzales, who continued to speak without acknowledging them and did not take questions afterward.
bq. Five of the students wore black pillowcases over their heads — an apparent reference to the mistreatment of U.S. detainees overseas — and held a banner roughly paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin: “Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.”
I hope this beat continues long enough to influence the elections this fall.