author: Laury Kenton
Aug 04, 2004 20:46
**Friday - August 13 (Time TBD): G.W. Bush will be in Medina for a fundraiser at the home of multi-millionnaire William ("Gary") Reed, Jr.
**Monday - August 16 (7 PM): Condolezza Rice will be in Meany Hall at the University of Washington presenting a World Affairs Council lecture and Q&A session open to the public.
According to the Seattle Times, access to the President of the United States is available to anyone willing to pay his going rate:
$2,500 - for entrance to an event G.W. will attend
$10,000 - for a photograph with G.W.
$25,000 - for a private "reception" and photograph with G.W.
The host of the event, Gary Reed, is a powerful corporate insider, who was the chairman of Simpson Timber for 25 years. He currently sits on the boards of Microsoft, Washington Mutual, Pacaar, Safeco, and The Seattle Times, among others.
Protestors will be gathering at the Medina Elementary School (8001 NE 8th Street, Medina). According to organizers, Reed's estate sits across the street from the school.
As of 8/4/04, the chief of police of the Medina police department is saying that a permit is not necessary for protesters. (Keep in mind, the permit status and even the venue may change.)( Collapse )