Happy Loyalty Day, Nuestros Amigos
This is not an immigration protest; it only looks like one.
We're still recovering from our wild 'n crazy Patriot Day party -- tthanks for the extra day to file our taxes, Founding Fathers! And now, the White House brings us this cheerful proclamation:
Our Nation is blessed and bound together by a creed of freedom and equality that is entrusted to all Americans. Preserving the ideals of our founding requires the service and sacrifice of every generation, and on Loyalty Day, we celebrate the gift of liberty and remember our own obligation to this great Nation....
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2006, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day.
So the White House would say to you: "See all those immigrants marching in the streets of America's major cities, waving (mostly) American flags? They're not 'protesting' over immigration; they're just celebrating Loyalty Day!"
(This is a brilliant, brilliant P.R. move. Who deserves credit for it? Tony Snow?)
Loyalty Day 2006 [White House]