The interruption of last night's snooze fest of a John McCain speech by a group of pink clad crazy ladies may have been the highlight of an otherwise boring final session of the Republican National Convention. The group responsible, Code Pink, started as an all female anti-war protest group during the lead up to the Iraq War. Now they kind of just spend their time finding the best ways to piss off Republicans, and on that front, at least, they've been pretty damn successful.
Earlier this year they visited Cafe Versailles and nearly started a riot. The ladies wanted the FBI to list Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban exile activist tied to bombings in Havana, on its most wanted list. They ended up getting chased down Calle Ocho. New Times was there to document the entire fracas.
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The pinkettes have a particular flair for striking a nerve and pulling protest coups (how many left wing wackos would like to have interrupted the Republican National Convention?) but their antics don't bring attention to ending the war in Iraq anymore. They're just banging their own (pink) drum.