The most effective -- and disruptive -- protest may have come from the anti-war group Code Pink, which obtained 16 tickets to the inauguration from their members of Congress. Eight female activists, including Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin of San Francisco, obtained seats in the VIP section.
They took their cue during Bush's speech -- when he spoke about the rights of people living under dictatorships to "free dissent" -- and unfurled banners reading "No War" and "Bush Mandate: Bring the Troops Home." Police confiscated the banners but did not remove the women.
Matt goes on to say that the tickets were given to them by congressional Donks from New York and California.
Later these protestors pulled out a second stash of signs that read:
"Womyn for the Taliban" and
"Uday Respects Right to Choose"
Leftists everybody!! Let's help them with their bags!