George W. Bush

Protests cover most of parade route


During the motorcade procession today, the protests were loud, scathingly visible, and covered much of the parade route.

In fact, in the NBC coverage of Bush's speech, protesters could be clearly heard in the background.

One woman disrupted the last few seconds of the address -- and within fairly close proximity to Bush.

From what I could tell, security was trying to haul her away and the crowd began to cheer the security. Bush thought the cheering was for him and awkwardly paused during the last line, "we are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom," before uncomfortably wrapping up with, "May God bless you, and may He watch over the United States of America."