Is change in the wind?

Paula hopes so, reflecting (by email) both on an impressive Day Without Immigrants demonstration in Amherst yesterday and this national media event:
Colbert rips Bush to his face (video) at the White House press correspondents dinner.
I imagine many, if not most, of the persons who made an appearance in his speech weren’t too happy about it. There was laughter from the crowd at some points, as well as by some of the individuals targeted. There were also palpable silences.
Previous protests for immigrant rights on April 10 surprised politicians in Washington forging ahead with their elitist agenda. The Boston Globe reports largest local participation for yesterday’s protests within Latino communities. The NYTimes headlines the Show of Strength.

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