Skip to comments.Obama Administration Lashes Out at Critics of 'One Nation' Rally Trashing of Nat'l Mall
Posted on 10/04/2010 3:18:17 PM PDT by kristinn
National Park Service spokesman Bill Line has lashed out at conservative critics of the trashing of the National Mall by attendees of the leftist One Nation Working Together rally held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
The Park Service is part of the Interior Department which is headed up by Obama appointee, former U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (Dem.-CO).
Line spoke to the Daily Caller, in an unprecedented protest of coverage by the Caller and other conservative news sites and blogs that criticized the One Nation Rally for the large amounts of trash left at the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and Memorial Bridge near Arlington Cemetery.
Line's statements are contradicted by a Park Ranger filmed at the Lincoln Memorial after the rally ended who said the trash was the worst he had seen. The Ranger noted the conservative Restoring Honor Rally held on August 28 by Glenn Beck was cleaned up by its participants who left the trash bagged and piled for pick up.
Line's comments from the Caller:
I consider [The Daily Callers article] to be highly inaccurate, said a very forceful NPS spokesman, Bill Line.
To imply that this past weekends event is more dirty, contains more trash or is filthier than any other demonstration is not grounded in reality.
This trash you have on [TheDCs] front page could be found at any other large rally that has happened previously at the Mall and could happen in the future, said Line.
Line said the garbage at the One Nation rally was no different than any other rally. Trash, it seems, is apolitical.
It is common, typical, regular ordinary, commonplace. You get the idea? said Line. Its very commonplace with ANY rally, march demonstration, anywhere on the Mall where you have large numbers of people.
The Caller also spoke with a spokeman for the One Nation Rally, Flo McAfee who said the group wanted to leave the Mall as they found it.
In putting all this together we very much worked hand in hand with the park service because we wanted to follow the guidelines and respect the grounds also, said McAfee. You know, those moments are our moments just like its everyone in the nation so we wanted to make sure it was left as we found it.
Conservatives have been holding rallies on a regular basis on the National Mall since Free Republic's October 31, 1998 rally to impeach Bill Clinton, called the March for Justice. I was a part of the rally and subsequent ones by the Second Amendment Sisters, the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com, Support Our Troops and Their Mission Weekend, and the Gathering of Eagles. We always left the rally sites cleaner than we found them. The tea party rallies and Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally have also left their rally sites pristine.
The same cannot be said for liberals when they hold their rallies.
I cannot remember the Park Service lashing out at critics of a rally like they have with the One Nation Rally.
hey that sucka help make it happen and no is sore. hahahaha
TRASHED, just like Inauguration Day. WHY don´t they own up to the smell of their own farts.
Real photos don’t lie!
Apparently the unions lost out on a lot of work picking up trash?
The more they yap about it, the less of an "event" it was.
That's tih's first law, btw: h=1/v.
Don’t complain about all the trash, complain about the people who noticed.......
Kind of like the Schultz jackass saying that the crowd for Beck’s rally was the same as any summer day at the mall.
No, they don’t, but liberals close their eyes and with the images away
We have ALL SEEN THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS. The Park Service is saying, “Who ya gonna believe? Me? Or your lying eyes?”
No doubt....we should belive him....or our own eyes....
THEY are lashing out? Seems like We the People should be the ones lashing out, after the way they trashed our nation’s monuments. (And they claim to be the ones who care about the environment? This is how they take care of “the planet”?)
>>Real photos dont lie!
“Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?” Chico Marx
What was this rally for? Karl Marx’s Birthday?
Same thing happens in Madistan (Madison WI) when liberals protest. Litter everywhere on the capitol mall. When conservatives protest, the place is extremely clean afterwards.
We plan ahead, people bring their own bags, they either bring big bags for lots of people to use and/or take their stuff with them when they leave.
Well there you go, my lying eyes lying to me again ;^)
Someone needs to make a video and post it on GoogTube to show the difference in the trashiness after each rally. But in the mean time some still photos would be great!
I can only say that Bill Line must have had a lobotomy recently. Sheeeeshhhh....
EXPOSURE.......they hate it, squirm you bassturds
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