THEY TOLD ME THAT IF GEORGE W. BUSH WERE RE-ELECTED, protesters would be herded behind fences. And they were right! “Denver officials announced today that the protest zone for Invesco Field where Sen. Barack Obama will deliver his nomination acceptance speech will be in the parking lot. The lot will be fenced.” Plus, this: “In related news, the protesters are offering Denver a ‘doo doo accord’ (pdf copy here) and yes, it’s just what it sound like — it’s in reponse to the City Council’s upcoming final consideration of a law banning protesters from carrying buckets of the human stuff.”

Earlier posts on this “free speech zone” stuff here and here. Actually, this kind of thing has been going on for over a decade.