Despite being in the fringe minority, anti-war protesters get a lot of attention by squeaking the loudest.

Peace activists armed with poetry occupied the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Tuesday to protest Democrats’ support for a bill funding the Iraq war. They camped out in his office for nearly eight hours, reading verse and reciting the names and biographies of soldiers killed in Iraq, punctuating each by banging on a gong they had brought with them. ...

“Obviously, when you have a group of people in your office gonging a gong and reading off names it’s somewhat distracting, but it did not disrupt the workflow,” said Marilyn Campbell, Van Hollen’s spokeswoman.

Why don't conservatives don't use similar techniques to get noticed? Maybe it's because we prefer actual intelligent debate rather than lunatic raving, or maybe it's just because we have jobs.

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