Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for November 07, 2004
Manny: Hi, my name is Manny Tores and I'm, ...I'm a recovering liberal! Crowd: Hi, Manny! I signed petitions! I went to animal rights demonstrations! I belonged to the Green Party! Voices in crowd: We're here for ya! Let it all out! Manny: I once sat in a redwood tree for a week to save it from loggers! I was a vegetarian! Voice: Hey buddy, we've all been there! Manny: I was almost arrested at a nuclear power plant! I belonged to EarthFirst! One Thanksgiving, I volunteered at a homeless shelter! Voice: We love you, Manny! Manny: ...And sometimes, late at night, I still get the urge to, to...save the children! Voice: Stay strong! The nights are the hardest! It gets easier. You want to focus on your capital gains. That always helps with my residual guilt. Man: You newbies, listen to Bob. He's been in recovery 5 years, and he just voted for Bush. With no guilt! Crowd: Ooooh! Aaaaah! Woman: There's hope!