Those Cambridge Boy Scouts have two strikes against them.
First, they put those "Pro-War" donation boxes at Cambridge, Massachusetts, poling places. The provocative phrase "Support Our Troops" seems to have been on the containers.
Second, the Boy Scouts (who are known uniform-wearers) did not get permission from the election board to set up the donation boxes. Out here in Reality, where I live, that might be a valid point.
Even though the Cambridge Boy Scouts affronted the sensibilities of Cambridge's culture, I noted that they had made an effort to fit in:
- The donation boxes were diverse - brown and white, cardboard and plastic, in peaceful co-existence
- When interviewed, the Boy Scouts, well-known for their militaristic practice of wearing uniforms, wore ordinary-looking civilian clothing
The idea of disrespecting the Boy Scouts because they wear uniforms is ridiculous.
So is calling donation boxes with "Support our Troops" on them pro-war. In my opinion, at least.
"You Have Got to be Kidding: Boy Scout Care Packages to US Troops Banned in Cambridge"
(November 16, 2007)