Ron Paul + Goo Goo Dolls = Good Times

1192108303Upon leaving Boston Daily HQ last night, we found a bona fide circus outside Symphony Hall. Unable to resist the lure of media trucks and mysterious signs, we detoured to see what was going on.

At first glance, it seemed to be a rally for Ron Paul, the excitable Republican presidential candidate from Texas. There were also surly malcontents with no affiliation whatsoever, holding signs on fluorescent orange poster board with Hillary Clinton’s face printed on one side and a handwritten “Life’s a bitch– Don’t vote for one” on the other. By the way, whatever happened to “I Like Ike”?

There were women dressed as suffrage workers, as imagined by the Mad Hatter, with bright purple hats and full-length skirts, singing a song to the tune of “Let it Snow” that went as follows:

Oh the war in Iraq is mountin’,
And the troops & people shoutin’,
We’re tired of Neocon lines,
Get a spine, Get a spine, Get a spine

1192109077In the midst of the Paul People, and others there to protest the war, stood a beleaguered Hillary Clinton supporter. He helpfully explained that Clinton was in town to give a talk at Symphony Hall, and then the Goo Goo Dolls would perform. Now it made sense. (Not the Goo Goo Dolls. The Hillary part.)

While we’re kind of disappointed that Hillary didn’t invite us, we were completely entertained by the show going on outside. Especially since it didn’t involve music from the Goo-Goo Dolls.