The Washington Post unearths details from the Bush White House manual on maintaining sufficient security around presidential appearances that he never has to see a protester, much less hear a critical comment. The manual was unearthed in the ACLU lawsuit -- recently settled for $80,000 -- over the ejection of people from a Bush appearance on account of messages on their T-shirts. ("Regime change starts at home" was one.)
Bush's insistence on appearing in politically sealed venues is probably one reason he's not expected at the Central High anniversary next month. That and the fact that his Supreme Court justices are busily dismantling vestiges of the civil rights era.