One block from Independence Hall, construction of the President’s House is underway.
President George Washington and nine of his slaves lived in the Philadelphia White House. It is where Washington signed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793.
And where the enslaved Africans served Washington his afternoon tea.
A different kind of tea party took place at the other end of Independence Mall, where the Independence Hall Tea Party Association held a rally.
The speakers had little sympathy for the first African American president, who inherited a boatload of problems from another president named George.
It was too hot so I didn’t stick around to hear whether Fox News contributor Bill Kristol repeated his call for Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to step down for his latest gaffe telling the truth about Afghanistan. Yes, we’re in it. But nine years later, we still can’t win it.
On my way out, I spotted this sign.
The midterm elections are less than four months away. Polls show Democrats are likely to be in a world of hurt when the votes are counted on Election Day.
The race is on to see which side does a better job of turning out its sympathizers in November.