Consider this from a San Diego writer:
Here's a piece of info for you:
Navy hospital (Balboa) is closed tomorrow because Bush is speaking there and doesn't want there to be any chance of a protester. My mother is a patient and a volunteer and she was contacted and told that her appointment had been canceled and would be rescheduled later. The pharmacy is closed, the emergency room is closed. Even chemotherapy patients have to reschedule. In other words, civilian personnel and patients will not be allowed on base.
ALL civilian personnel and all patients except those in critical care are being sent home or told not to come in. The front gate is closed. Bush will fly in and out by helicopter so he won't see any protests at the gate either.
The remaining military personnel were told to show up looking very spiffy and to appear in the auditorium and to REMEMBER THEY WILL BE ON FILM. In other words, "if you want a career, and not to be sent to Iraq, cheer like hell!"
Remember when the Repubs carried on like stuck pigs when Clinton delayed a few airplanes unintentionally by getting a haircut? How do we tell the news media about this?
PS: Turned out NO planes were delayed, but Repubs ran that lie as hard as they could...