Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Candace on

Candace has a new piece on the Michael Moore website ( The front page of the site features a picture of Candace in an orange jumpsuit. No, Candace hasn't been designated an "unlawful enemy combatant" (yet). As she explains in Ask me about Guantánamo, she is trying to raise awareness about the plight of detainees.

The reason I wore the jumpsuit was that I hoped people would stop and ask me about it. However it didn't happen quite that way. As you might imagine people that know me were forced to listen to my explanation, but the “masses” were keeping their distance. Most people turned their heads or averted their eyes when they saw me coming. Some crossed to the other side of the street. It might have had something to do with the headache orange color… or maybe the fact that there is a federal metropolitan correctional center a few
short blocks from my office. Anyway, I am thinking next time I will sport a giant button that says “ ask me about Guantánamo. ”