Free speech wall open for business
The free speech wall on the east end of the Downtown Mal was officially christened today. Although the slate wall was clean when the ceremony began, the crowd had covered it with comments shortly after celebrity presenters Mayor David Brown, John Grisham, Boyd Tinsley, George Garrett, and Dahlia Lithwick (Actor Morgan Freeman had also been invited, but he didn’t show) smashed the veritable champagne bottle with theirs. And what did the celebrity presenters have to say?
Grisham: “Is the war in Iraq worth all the oil we will never get?”
Brown: “Vote May 2 for Taliaferro and Norris”
Tinsley: “Remember the troops” (correction: 5:20pm. Thanks, Austin)
Garrett: “Better him than us”
Lithwick: “Close Guantanamo”
Year-later update: Janis Jaquith edits a video of the speeches. #